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Islam: The Arab Imperialism

PREFACE

The Prophet Muhammad of Arabia (peace be upon him), when assessed


fairly, undoubtedly emerges as the greatest national hero that any
country ever produced.
His greatness, however, lies in masterfully exploiting the concept of
Prophethood, which, being an integral tradition of the Middle Eastern
culture is less spiritual and more political.
Prophethood is based on the doctrine of revelation: it means that God,
the Creator, loves mankind so much that He wants to guide the human
creatures to save them from hell. In return for this favour, God demands
absolute submission, that is, man must worship the All-Mighty and live
by His laws without ever questioning their purpose, validity and
relevance.
The medium of revelation i.e. the person through whom God is supposed
to reveal His will, is called the Prophet; he is God's Agent on earth. Since
God cannot be seen or contacted, the Prophet's word begins to rank as
the Word of God, and the Creator, for total lack of communication with
people, recedes into the background. As a result, the Prophet, who
(apparently) claims to be God's most humble servant, rises as the
dominant force in God-Prophet relationship. It is he who comes to hold
the keys of paradise. Therefore, a person must believe in the Prophet to
qualify for heaven; he who believes in God alone, cannot rank as a
believer; he is an infidel and must go to hell, no matter how righteous he
may be!
This exposes the true nature of Prophethood. If its purpose is to glorify
God and guide people to righteousness, then how is it that salvation
depends upon believing in the Prophet, and belief in God counts for
nothing? Again, if the aim of Prophethood is to spread righteousness,
then how can a righteous person be thrown into hell just for not
acknowledging the Prophet? Even more baffling is the fact that God
becomes powerless in relation to the Prophet because there is nothing
that He can do for those who believe in Him alone.
Since Prophethood seeks to elevate a Prophet at the expense of God, it
has, obviously, nothing to do with God or guidance. It is just a political
device of the Middle Eastern origin, which enables its operator to
achieve his ambitions under the pretence of spirituality. With a view to
bridling the curious human mind, the doctrine of Prophethood
discourages free will, which is the fountain of free-thinking, enquiry and
social progress. Instead, it imposes complete hegemony of fate on man
to drive him as if he were an ass.
In fact, Prophethood is the tool of Dominance-Urge, which goads a
person to seek the highest possible position in a social or political
hierarchy. All the conquerors, heads of states, etc., however, represent
ephemeral type of Dominance-Urge because it expires with the demise
of its possessor. However, its spiritual counterpart is a lasting
phenomenon because a Prophet commands his followers from beyond
his grave through the law that he laid down in his holy book.
Since existence is subject to the Principle of Change, no social law is
eternal unless there is a body of people, who respects it and is willing to
enforce it. It is especially true in regard to a Divine Code, which is held
as sacred and true after a passage of centuries despite its total
irrelevance to human problems. This is why that religious enthusiasts
are always fanatical, utterly opposed to reason. Since a Prophet
represents the most severe form of Dominance-Urge, he seeks to create
a band of national followers, blindly dedicated and ready to glorify him
through all ages. This is what makes a Prophet a staunch nationalist,
who knows that his divine status depends upon the rise and fall of his
own people. For this reason, he builds a strong nation through a good
deal of effort, making his own glory, the beginning and end of this
exercise.
The life of the Prophet Muhammad is a fascinating model of this truth.
He welded the fragmented Arab tribes into a unified nation and inspired
them with a great political ideal, leading to the establishment of a
mighty Arab Empire, which the misguided Muslims of the Indian
subcontinent think of as the Islamic Empire, despite the fact that the
status of the non-Arab Muslims in it was no better than that of Indians in
the British Empire. The Prophet Muhammad was essentially a
nationalist. To make the Arabs a pure nation, he even (successfully)
carried out ethnic cleansing by massacring and banishing the Jews from
Arabia.
In fact, Islam is the most effective tool of imperialism; other nations,
usually acquire political and cultural glory through economic power or
sword and fire but Islam achieves this aim through the medium of faith-
in- Muhammad, the only source of paradise, replete with beautiful
virgins, pretty boys and rivers of wine, milk and honey. This lure of
paradise has turned all non-Arab Muslims into moths, eager to cremate
themselves on the flame of the Arabian cultural hegemony. So blinded
are the non-Arab Muslims by the magnitude of the Arabian glory,
emanating from the Islamic faith, that the father will kill his own son if
he denies its spiritual, legal and moral suzerainty. What can be more
fantastic than the fact that Muslims all over the world prostrate towards
Mecca at least five times a day. The Prophet gained this singular honour
for his country through a spiritual mechanism, which, despite being
phoney, appears felicitous, fruitful and fitting. Yet it testifies, not only
to the unique political vision of the Prophet, but also offers an amazing
study to someone, wishing to engage in discovering the human skills of
marvel, mystery and manipulation.
It is not wishful thinking. I have burnt enough midnight oil to uncover
the reality of Prophethood. As this doctrine is an open insult to the
dignity of God, who is held as the Perfect and Creator, Islam cannot be a
Divine religion. Owing to its deep-rooted tendencies to benefit the Arabs
at the expense of its followers belonging to the foreign lands, it is
reasonable to conclude that Islam is nothing but the tool of the Arab
Imperialism.
Is there anyone who can sincerely answer the points raised in this
treatise?
Anwar Shaikh
Cardiff
1. 7. 1998
CHAPTER 1
WHAT IS A PROPHET?

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) tops all national heroes of
the world in greatness, glory and grandeur.
We have heard the tales of Solomon's wisdom, which has done nothing
to raise the stature of his nation; whatever, the Jews have achieved,
they have done through their own efforts, and at a very high cost,
indeed. But, so great has been sagacity of the Prophet Muhammad that,
whereas other power-seekers resorted to coercion and bloodshed for
controlling the destiny of foreign nations, he devised a self-
perpetuating form of Arab Imperialism, which requires no swords,
artillery or bombers. This majestic, marvellous and mighty Arabian
instrument is called "Islam." In theory, it means "surrender to Allah" but
in practice, it is a force of self-subjugation to the soil of Arabia and its
cultural institutions!
Is it not amazing that a modern super power like the United States of
America, despite showering billions of dollars in the world's depressed,
deprived and derided people, cannot win their gratitude, but one
thousand million Muslims of this planet, who mostly suffer from pangs of
poverty, will save every penny to perform the annual Hajj ceremony,
which has been the mainstay of the Saudi Arabian economy for
centuries. This is appreciation of what the Prophet may do for them in
the next world!
Even more amazing is the fact that the genius of the Prophet has made
the Islamic Imperialism so baffling through a stunningly beautiful coat of
reverence that nobody has ever dared fathom its depth. This is what
gives it the mystique of heavenly success, splendor and superiority.
Islam has become the conqueror of hearts and minds of the depressed,
the distracted and the decimated. It is really spectacular how, through a
process of brainwashing, it acts as the tranquilliser for those, who have
been ravaged by hunger, ignorance and injustice. It provides tranquility
through the hoax of paradise, which is a place of bliss, blessedness and
beatitude, where there is no pain, toil or death. Instead, every man shall
be endowed with an everlasting age of 30 irrespective of how old he was
when he died; his virility shall be increased a hundredfold, and the
Munificent Allah shall bestow upon him no fewer than seventy-two most
beautiful virgins, eager to gratify his lust. There is only one condition for
the fulfillment of this promise: people must believe in Muhammad and
the spiritual supremacy of Arabia, his motherland; they must adore all
the Arab heroes, and crave for the introduction of the Koranic Law in
their countries to demonstrate allegiance to the superiority of the Arab
cultural values.
The net result of this faith is that every non-Arab Muslim has been
turned into a moth, restless to cremate itself on the flame of Arab
Imperialism. Therefore, it is not surprising that, whereas other dominant
nations require guns, tanks and atom bombs to subdue foreign
countries, the Arabs need nothing of the sort. Islam does it all for them
through a dazzling process of brainwashing.
It may look a miracle but, in fact, it is a specimen of a rare political skill.
As Muhammad claimed to be a Prophet, people have come to believe
that a Prophet is Divine i.e. a part of Godhead, though apparently, they
refer to him as a human.
Since influence of Prophethood has become a major source of mental
retardation through its uncanny grip on its believers, it is imperative to
establish that a Prophet is just a human, though distinguished by a
sense of self-importance and sharp political skills, which he uses to
bestow divinity upon himself by creating a heroic image in people's
minds. Therefore, it is vital to ask, "What is a Prophet?"
The Koran declares:
"Perfect are the Words of thy Lord in Truth and
justice. No man can change His words. He is
All-Hearing, The All-knowing." (Cattle, VI: 116)
According to the Koran (Counsel, XLII: 10), the Bible i.e. the Old
Testament and the New Testament, or in the Islamic language, Taurat,
Zabur and Anjeel are the words of God. Therefore, they cannot be
tampered with, and one can rely upon the truthfulness of the stories
that have been narrated therein.
However, it should also be pointed out that the Koran has blamed the
Jews and the Christians for interpolating their Holy Books. It is
therefore, a self-contradiction of high magnitude, which undermines
authority of the Koran itself. But when we bear in mind that the Jews
and the Christians adore their Prophets and Patriarchs, one finds no
reason to disbelieve the Biblical stories, which are an integral part of the
Jewish-Christian faith and tradition. Why should they denigrate their
own religious heroes, whom they admire to the tune of worship?
After these introductory remarks, I may add that a Prophet is considered
a Divine appointee, who serves as the sole medium of godly instructions
to humankind and thus ranks as the pillar of innocence, piety and virtue.
So great is his moral stature that he can commit no wrong. The doctrine
of prophethood holds him as the ambassador, and model of morality.
To support this Semitic tradition, its followers have devised tales which
lend the most virtuous, vivacious and vibrant character to a prophet,
making him the manifestation of God, who is held as the supreme
example of righteousness. Since the concept of prophethood has been a
great barrier to free thinking and unity of mankind owing to its
supernatural and devisive character, one is inclined to examine it with a
view to sifting facts from fiction and truth from triviality. For explaining
this puzzle with fairness and an acceptable degree of credibility, I intend
to review the lives of more than one prophet so that nobody can say that
I have picked on one particular prophet to distort the truth.
Having given my reasons for honouring the veracity of Biblical accounts,
now I may proceed to describe lives of the following prophets to show
that they were human, subject to the law of error, but their followers
have made them Divine for seeking refuge in them:
1. Noah,
2. Abraham,
3. Lot,
4. David,
5. Solomon and
6. Muhammad.
1. NOAH
Noah is considered a model of morality owing to his goodness of
conduct, greatness of piety and grandeur of virtue. The Holy Koran
vouches for Noah's character:
"God chose Adam and Noah .."
(The House of Imran: 30)
"And Noah We guided before, and of his seed David
and Solomon, Job and Joseph, Moses and Aaron .."
( Cattle: 80 )
"And We sent Noah to his people:
'I am for you a warner, and a
bearer of good tidings.'" (Hood: 25)
The Prophet Muhammad treats Noah as a model, a warner and bearer of
good tidings. This shows the moral dignity of Noah.
One should also note that there is hardly any annotation of the Koran,
which has been possible without referring to the contents of the Bible
itself. Further, the Biblical traditions have exerted a tremendous
influence on the understanding of the Koran despite all the blames of
interpolation and corruption that the Moslem scholars have forged
against the Bible.
Noah is a Semitic name; it means Rest or Comfort. According to the
Jewish mythology, Adam was the ancestor of mankind but his progeny
met near extinction when Noah was about 601 years old.
What did go wrong with mankind? According to the Bible (Genesis 9: 5-
6), man became so wicked that it grieved God, who repented for having
created him. So, He decided to cause the heaviest flooding by incessant
rain; its only purpose was to destroy mankind for purging this planet of
sin. In His zeal for morality, God destroyed the bird and the beast
without specifying how they might have offended His grace. However, as
a reward for Noah's piety, the Good Lord commanded him to build an ark
of gopher wood of a particular shape and size for himself, his sons, his
wife and his sons' wives along with pairs of fowl and cattle. (Genesis 6:
14-22)
Since every living thing perished except what Noah was able to save as
a reward for his virtues, he ranks as the Hero of the Flood, the second
progenitor of mankind and saviour of the fowl and the beast.
Again, as the present race of man comes from the loins of his three
sons, namely Shem, Ham and Japheth, all of us happen to be Jews!
Obviously, this is the reward of God's moral sense. To show His pleasure
for Noah's morality, God established a covenant with him (Genesis 9: 10-
17). It is a part of this covenant that He will never again flood the earth.
So great was God's resolve to keep this stipulation that He made the
rainbow as a permanent symbol of the divine contract for reminding Him
to keep it.
After this eulogy, one ought to look at the practical life of Noah to
assess his moral magnitude objectively. According to the Bible, he was a
husbandman and the inventor of the vineyard culture. He made grape
wine; drank it to his heart's content, and indulged in intoxication. One
day, when he suffered from the intensity of drunkenness, he lay naked
on the floor. Ham just happened to go into his father's room and
accidentally noticed his nakedness. He told his brothers, Shem and
Japheth, about it. They respectfully covered their father without looking
at him.
Having risen from his drunken torpor, Noah realised what had happened.
His behaviour towards his own son, Ham, does not glorify his moral
sense at all because he became spiteful towards him though he (Ham)
was totally innocent by any standard of good conduct. He cursed
Canaan, the son of Ham, for his father's innocent mistake. He said that
Canaan would be the servant of Shem and Japheth, who would be
blessed by the Lord God. Whereas they and their children would prosper,
the progeny of Canaan would live to serve them.
The details of this episode are to be found in chapter 19 of Genesis.
Noah lived 950 years. His curse, if believed in, does not vouch for his
moral excellence as depicted by the Bible. Fancy cursing Canaan for the
"sin" of his father. Canaanites, the modern Palestinians are the
descendants of Canaan. Thus the cause of eternal Judeo- Palestinian
strife is rooted in the moral sense of Noah, yet God chose him to be the
second ancestor of mankind!
2. ABRAHAM
He was the Jewish patriarch, who came to be acknowledged as the father
of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He is believed to be the prototype of
the faithful man, tested and proven by God. The Koran says:
1. Allah made Abraham, the leader of mankind.
( The Cow: 115 )
2. The best religion has he who follows the creed of
Abraham, a man of pure faith, and a FRIEND of
God. (Women: 12 )
3. The Koran tells its followers that Islam is "the
creed of your father Abraham, who named you
Muslims:" (The Pilgrimage: 75)
Abraham, the glorious prophet of God, the prototype of divine morality,
was a native of Ur in Mesopotamia. He was told by Yahwe, the Jewish
God, to leave his country and people in search of an undesignated land
where he would become the father of a new nation. This land turned out
to be Canaan (between Syria and Egypt). God promised him that his
progeny destined to be a huge nation, would inherit the land.
The Bible tells us that Abraham was one hundred years old and Sarah,
his wife, ninety-nine, when she bore Isaac, their first son. History bears
testimony to the fact that, until dawn of the 20th century, the first birth
carried a message of death to a forty-year-old woman. How a ninety-nine
year old woman gave birth to her first child and yet survived, is certainly
against the law of nature. Belief in such a birth during that age, cannot
be anything but wishful thinking. Faith has got to be scientific or nearly
scientific; this is the message of human advancement and moral
thinking. Chaining human mind with superstition is an insult to the
moral dignity of man.
It appears that Abraham was less concerned with morality and more
with seeking the pleasure of God. This speculation is strengthened by
the event narrated in chapter 22 of Genesis; the second verse states
that God commanded Abraham to take Isaac? "into the land of Moriah;
and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which
I will tell thee of."
He prepared an altar of wood, tied up Isaac and laid him on it. He
actually took out a knife to slay his son but a miracle saved him! Just
think about the moral aspect of this happening:
1. Murder is the most heinous thing and a detestable crime against
morality. What kind of God could have tried a man with such an
abomination?
2. If it was an act of trial, God surely did not know how Abraham would
react to such a test. If He did, He was playing a furtive game, which is
far below the dignity of God, who claims to be the Creator of this most
wonderful world.
3. If God believes in morality, He must hate murder and all those who do
this act in the name of God. This event also shows Abraham's "standard
of perfection." Fancy the craze for salvation, by killing one's own son! Is
it really an act of high morality or selfishness? Moral standards require
of a father to give his own life to protect his children, and not the other
way round.
There is yet another event which gives us an insight into the morality of
Abraham. I am referring to his treatment of Ishmael, his other son, from
Sarah's maidservant, called Hagar. It is stunning to note that it was
Sarah who persuaded Abraham to have carnal relationship with Hagar.
Having sexual intercourse with one's wife is a blessing but with someone
else, be it a concubine or maidservant, is a sin and a crime. It is only the
act of marriage which sanctifies the sensual rights of the spouses. Thus,
marital philosophy of Islam, which allows physical intercourse with a
concubine becomes enigmatic, and loses its dignity. How a perfect man
like Abraham could fall for it? The result was birth of a son called
Ishmael, who became the ancestor of the Arabs. The same Sarah who
wanted to be a mother through Hagar, became jealous of Hagar and
Ishmael. Her pleasure lay in turning them both out of her house and
making Abraham abandon them in a desert. Sarah was once a beautiful
woman. Abraham could not annoy her because her displeasure would
have upset him. God, the Almighty, chose to side with Sarah in this
episode! He took the baby Ishmael and Hagar into the wilderness of
Beer-Sheba and left them there to die. Again, a miracle saved them. This
episode is narrated in chapter 21 of Genesis, and shows both God's and
Abraham's total indifference to morality.
There is yet another event, which shows that Abraham behaved like an
ordinary human. He was as much afraid of death as anyone else. As he
sojourned in Gerar, Abimelech, the king of Gerar, took over Sarah.
Because she was beautiful, he was sure that the king would slay him to
possess her. (Genesis 20: 11 ) Abraham told them that Sarah was not his
wife but sister. One should also note that at a previous occasion
(Genesis 12: 11-20) when Abraham entered Egypt, he told a similar lie
for the same reason. He was even more afraid of dying on that occasion.
Sarah had to join in the mendacity to save him.
Fancy "the friend of God," telling lies to escape death! Imagine God
saying to Abraham: "Walk before me, and be thou perfect." (Genesis 17:
1). If this is the character of the Perfect man chosen by God, what can
He expect of ordinary mortals? And can He deny them salvation when
His own concept of morality is inferior to that of what humans usually
practise?

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3. LOT
Once upon a time, c. 1900 B.C. there roamed Lot, preaching in the cities
of Sodom and Gomorrah, which are now believed to lie under the shallow
water south of Al- Lisan, a peninsula situated close to the southern end
of the Dead Sea in Israel.
The evil habits of the inhabitants of these cities gave birth to an
infamous word i.e. sodomy, which needs no explanation. These cities
enjoyed the same reputation in wicked gaiety as some modern
metropolises do for gambling and sexual perversions. The extraordinary
vice of these conurbations attracted the wrath of the Lord with complete
vehemence. The faithful believe, as the Bible says: "Then the Lord
rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from out of
heaven," (Genesis 19: 24-25), thus causing their total destruction. The
legendary wickedness and the fate of these gay cities has been the
subject of dramas, plays, novels and paintings over the centuries. Yet
the waters of sodomy, instead of subsiding, have been rising steadily to
become the whipping waves in modern times for assuming the form of a
privileged homosexuality under the umbrella of "humanism."
We are tolerant and keep our grudges to ourselves, but Lot lashed out
against it. The degree of disgust, displeasure and distraction is
demonstrated by his devastating stand that he took against it. What
gave him the courage to preach against sodomy was the fact that he
was the appointed Prophet of God, charged with the mission to deplore,
deprecate and destroy the evil without fear of discomfort, distress or
death. According to the Koran, "God admitted Lot into His mercy; gave
him judgement and knowledge, and he was one of the righteous" (The
Prophets 70-75). He had the courage to address his people bluntly: "Why
do you come to male beings, leaving your wives that your Lord created
for you? Nay, but you are a people of transgressors" (The Poets: 165).
They did not like his divine warnings of chastisement and told him that if
he did not stop preaching against sodomy, he would be expelled from
the locality.
Lot, the nephew of Abraham, though admirably daring, did not triumph
in his mission. The Good Lord himself became impatient with these
people. Having decided to annihilate them, He sent two angels for
carrying out the Divine punishment. Mistaking them for ordinary males,
men of the locality tried to seize them for lewd purposes. As they had
stayed with Lot, he tried to save their honour by offering the agitators
his two virgin daughters, whom they refused and persisted in their evil
attempt.
Next morning brought the day of reckoning in the form of brimstone and
fire (Genesis 19: 24-25). It levelled completely the cities of Sodom and
Gomorrah. The only people who survived were Lot, his wife and his two
daughters. However, his wife was turned into a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:
26) for "looking back" against the express command of God. So, there
were really only three survivors - Lot and his two daughters. After the
total destruction, there was only one place where they could dwell, and
that was a cave.
It is at this junction that the Bible says something different about Lot,
the prophet of God, a righteous and exalted man. The event is recorded
in verses 31-38 of chapter 19 of Genesis. It says that to preserve the
seed of their father, first, it was the elder daughter of Lot who had
sexual intercourse with him, and the next night came the turn of the
younger daughter to seduce her father. They both used the same
method of seduction, that is, made him drunk to the extent that in each
case: "he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose." The
result was that they both became pregnant by their own father. One
bore Moab who grew up to become the father of the Moabites, and the
younger daughter also gave birth to a son called Ben-Ammi who
fathered the tribe which came to be known as Ammon.
Giving judgement on the moral perfection of Lot is a delicate matter but
one ought to remember two things; firstly, Lot was used to drinking like
Noah. Otherwise, he would not have accepted wine. The fact that he also
received it from his other daughter, proves his drinking habit.
Secondly, he took no action against his daughters. Instead, he raised his
sons himself. It expresses his approval of the whole affair.
One can raise several other points on the issue but it ought to be
enough for the thinking mind.
4. DAVID
Plain-speaking is one of the distinguishing features of the Bible. Many a
time, has it. revealed the psychological truths, which men infested with
vainglory and an exaggerated sense of self-piety, may like to conceal
from their fellow- beings. 1 Kings 2: 1-4, speaks openly about David and
expresses a fact about male psyche. I may state it in my own words:
As he lay on his death-bed through longevity and physical exhaustion,
he shivered with cold and uncertainty. More than his body, it was his
enfeebled spirit - once used to a tonant life of toils, tussels and
tornadoes, that needed heat to restore his tempestuous tempo of
existence. In a flash of sagacious thinking, someone thought of the
rejuvinating power of feminine touch.
The royal court immediately ordered the despatch of horsemen
"throughout all the coast of Israel" to find a young virgin of exquisite
beauty who should fondle the dying David by cuddling him and lying on
his chest with a view to stirring up his benumbed desire, and thus
release him from the clutches of imminent death by giving him a new
will to enjoy a vivacious, vigorous and virile life, once his privilege,
practice and priority.
It was not a futile mission because the searchers did return with a young
virgin of statuesque charm and elegance; her name as mentioned in the
Bible was Abishag, a Shunammite. Despite all this effort, the magic of
her youth and beauty failed to revive David because she arrived too late
to perform the miracle. David had lost his intellectual and physical
capacities to feel her presence.
Who was David? He was the youngest son of Jesse and grandson of Boaz
and Ruth. He was born in Bethlehem. As a warrior, he was the Jewish
hero who humbled Goliath, a soldier of gigantic proportions, when he
was only a stripling. This gallantry brought him the reward of
appointment as an aid to the court of Saul, the first king of Israel.
Of much greater stature is David's religious leadership, which has served
as the nucleus of Jewish nationhood and the secret of its survival. The
ideal king, as the Jewish tradition treats him, has become the pivot of
the messianic expectations. Being the standard-bearer of the Jewish
hope, he has always loomed as a promise of fulfilment throughout the
heartbreaking fiascos, failures and frustrations of the Jewish history. It
is this lofty national stature of David, which prompted the writers of the
New Testament to treat him as the progenitor of Jesus. The boundaries
of his esteem extend far beyond the realm of Judaism, and cover the
kingdoms of Christianity and Islam.
The Koran says: ".... David the man of might, he
was penitent. With him We subjected the mountains
to give glory at evening and sunrise, and the birds,
duly mustered, every one to him reverting ......We
gave him wisdom and a sagacious speech ....."(SAD:15-25)
Stated simply, according to the Koran, David was an exalted prophet of
God who had been given command by his Lord over the mountains, birds
and the phenomena of mornings and evenings. He was appointed as
viceroy by God to rule people justly.
A prophet is supposed to be the model of innocence and moral piety.
What does the Bible say about David? It narrates his character in 2
Samuel, and the first Book of Kings. The amazing narrative it contains,
shows that a prophet is human, and his exalted moral status is more a
matter of faith than fact:
David, one late afternoon, as he "arose from off his bed" and strolled on
the roof-top of his palace, felt his gaze arrested by a beautiful young
woman, who was bathing in the privacy of her own home. The sexual
temptation that her naked body generated proved irresistable to David;
every inch of the damsel reflected the pink hues of the setting sun.
David, the slayer of Goliath, fell victim to the fascination of the bathing
beauty, bubbling with desire, devastation and dalliance.
Who was she? Her name was Bathsheba. She was the daughter of Elia,
and wife of Uriah, the Hittite, a general in David's army. David's
approach towards Bathsheba, as demonstrated by the Bible (2 Samuel
11: 4), is quite different from that of a Western knight, who begged
favour of his lady love. The humbled monarch, though destined to be the
genitor of Jesus Christ, used his eastern privilege to get her. The lady
surrendered, yet David retained his piety! Instead of offering himself for
the punishment that the Old Testament prescribes for adultery, he felt
entitled to carnal indulgence indefinitely. However, the prophet Nathan,
had the courage to address David on the subject through a parable. The
divine David, first flared up with anger, and then realising the enormity
of his sin, he repented but decided to cleanse his guilt in a novel way.
He slept with her again; she conceived for the second time and became
the mother of immortal Solomon, the Wise.
What happened to Bathsheba's first conception by David? Yahwe, the
Jewish God, in His wisdom, did not allow the child to live as a
punishment to David. But, what did the child do to deserve extinction?
What an example of Divine morality!
The faithful hold that it was a way of purifying David. However, this
divine process went a bit too far: he sent for Uriah, Bathsheba's
husband, and gave him a sealed letter and ordered him to take it to
Joab, the army- commander. The letter contained David's command to
expose Uriah to the maximum danger at the battle front. It was, in fact,
a conspiracy to murder him. To be able to marry his widow, David the
prophet of God, not only caused Uriah's death through this stratagem
but many other Israelite soldiers lost their lives in its execution.
Yet God forgave David, the Prophet! Both the Bible and the Koran testify
to this fact.
5. SOLOMON
Solomon, the Wise, has been given the dignity of a prophet by the
Koran.
Islam does not claim to be the religion proclaimed by the Prophet
Muhammad of Arabia but the continuation of the faith that God revealed
to Noah and "the prophets after him such as Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac,
Jacob, Jesus, Job, Jonah and Aaron and Solomon .." (Women: 160)
Obviously, Solomon was a significant prophet for being a link in the
chain of prophethood. How important was he? The Koran has endowed
him with supernatural gifts: as God had subjected mountains and birds
to the will of David, He gave Solomon command over the wind (The
prophet: 80) and made him ruler of Jinns (giants). Besides, the Good
Lord gave him an extraordinary gift of understanding the speech of birds
and animals right down to ants, and thus, he could converse with them
in their own tongue.
The Bible, however, presents him differently - a sumptuous king, having
ample wisdom and deep understanding, not dimmed by the flashes of
royal gaiety, which usually restrict the vision of rulers. He was a man of
tremendous sexual appetite and, as stated by the Biblical scholars,
enjoyed the novel hobby of concubine-collecting. As a result, he came to
possess a harem of three hundred concubines and seven hundred wives,
and thus required 1000 female beauties to gratify his erotic desires.
The Bible clearly demonstrates that, when it came to choosing between
God and women, he usually opted for the latter. Chapter 11 of 1 Kings
gives a clear indication of Solomon's fallibility to the female charm.
Yahwe, the Jewish God, who is jealous and demands exclusive love and
devotion for Himself, has forbidden a Jew to marry a non-Jew; marriage
with a gentile is likely to estrange him from Yahwe. Yet Solomon "loved
many strange women" because his harem consisted of, not only
Pharaoh's daughter, but also women of the Moabites, Ammonites,
Edomites, Zidonians and Hittites.
His love of non-Jewish women made him discard God and openly rebel
against Him; "his wives turned away his heart after other gods," and he
built temples to Chemosh and Molech, the foreign deities to please his
wives and concubines. Solomon, the prophet, was in fact, a practising
idolator. This truth is well-attested by the fact that Yahwe, Himself
appeared to Solomon twice (1 Kings 11: 9) and warned him that, as he
had not kept His covenant and statutes, he would be punished, though
retribution would be held in abeyance during his life-time as a mark of
favour to David, his father, but it would be unleashed on his progeny,
who would lose most of the empire.
The song of Solomon gives us a glimpse of his romantic nature:
"O my dove, that are in the clefts of the rock ..."
( Chapter 1: 14 )
In verse 3 of chapter 4, he likens his beloved's lips to a scarlet thread
and her temples to a piece of pomegranate.
Again, he says: "Thy two breasts are like two young
roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies."
(Chapter 4: 5)
One may call it a mystical style of expression to give it a divine
construction, but then mystics are known for their erotic passions.
Solomon's disregard for God is revealed by his distracted disposition for
women; it arouses his desires and he admires them as if he were an
inhabitant of a dreamland dwelt in by darlings of excessive desirability.
The Queen of Sheba's story proves this point. She was enthralled by his
tales of wisdom, and "she came to prove him with hard questions" (1
Kings 10: 1). As she was determined to discover whether Solomon's
reputation was based on truth or triviality, "she communed with him of
all that was in her heart" ( 1 Kings 10: 2 ).
This is a true Biblical account of the event because history has recorded
some riddles of the Queen of Sheba to portray the joviality of the
occasion. She asked Solomon:
"What has ten holes; when one is open, nine are closed; when one
closes, nine are open."
"Man" whose navel closes at birth, is said to be the answer to this riddle.
So charmed was she with the prolific and piercing wisdom of Solomon
that she burst into an accolade:
"Happy are thy men ..who hear thy wisdom."
(1 Kings 10: 8)
To influence wisdom with the magic of worldly riches, she gave Solomon
a lot of gold, precious stones and great stores of spices. In return,
"Solomon gave unto the Queen of Sheba all her desire whatsoever she
asked .."
(1 Kings 10: 13)
The amorous Queen, infatuated with Solomon's intellect and body,
conceived to celebrate the erotic hilarity of this occasion, and gave birth
to a son known to history as Menelik 2; he fathered a small African tribe
of Jews known as Falasha, whose existence remained a mystery until
1867.
6. MUHAMMAD
The character of the prophet Muhammad has been drummed up out of
all proportions by those, whose selfish interests are conveniently served
by such an exercise. So important is the issue under discussion that I
shall be failing in my duty to humankind if I gloss it over for fear of
consequences. Equally, honesty demands that my narrative must be
nothing but the whole truth. In view of the significance of the subject, I
may examine it in a separate chapter.
CHAPTER 2
THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD
Abu al-Qasim Muhammad Ibn Abd al Muttalib Ibn Hashim, the founder of
Islam and the Arab Empire, was born in Mecca c. 570 A.D. after the
death of his father. At first, he was under the care of his paternal
grandfather, and after his death, Abu Talib, his uncle, took over his
guardianship. When he was six, his mother, Amina departed from this
world.
Muhammad belonged to the clan of Hashim, which was a part of the
tribe of Quresh and inhabited Mecca where Muhammad was born.
Though Mecca was a small town, it was a mercantile centre, and was
respected for its sanctuary known as the Kaaba. The Quresh were
descendants of Ishmael, son of Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, and
claimed that it was Abraham, accompanied by Ishmael, who rebuilt the
temple of Kaaba for worship of God but it became the focus of idolatry,
which lasted for many centuries. Muhammad died on June 8, 632 A.D.
Since Kaaba was a temple organised on the Indian principle of statue-
worship, and Hashimites, the immediate family of the Prophet
Muhammad, were its trustees, not only were they all idolaters but also
protectors of idol-worship. It is, therefore, not surprising that when
Muhammad was born, his grandfather, Abd al-Muttalib *"took the young
child in his arms, and went to the Kaaba, and as he stood beside the
Holy house, he gave thanks to God. The child was called Muhammad."
Obviously, the infant was initiated into life according to the pagan rites
of his family.
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* The Life of Mahomet by Sir William Muir, page 5.
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Surely, the boy-Muhammad would have regularly accompanied his
elders to the temple of Kaaba. The hadith no. 5654 (Muslim) states, on
the authority of Jabir b. Samura, that the Prophet Muhammad said: "I
recognise the stone in Kaaba which used to pay me salutations before
my advent as a Prophet and I recognise that even now."
The stone mentioned here certainly means the Black Stone of Kaaba; it
could not have paid salutations to Muhammad if he had not been a
visitor to this Holy Temple adorned with some 350 statues belonging to
different Arab tribes. It goes without saying that Muhammad used to
visit Kaaba for the same purpose as did his family members, who were
pagans, and are roasting in hell for their disbelief. His fatherly uncle,
Abu Talib, according to Hadith no. 408 (Muslim) is burning in the shallow
part of hell despite the fact that Muhammad could not have preached
Islam without his most benevolent support. Surah IX: 113 of the Koran
illustrates this fact by forbidding the Prophet to beg pardon for any
polytheist including his closest relations such as mother (father) or
uncles.
One should also bear in mind that, during 605 A.D. the violent floods
that swept down the valley, shattered the Kaaba and necessitated its
reconstruction. It was Muhammad who sagaciously arranged the fixing
of the Black Stone in its proper place. Obviously, he was one of the
worshippers of the Temple. There is nothing improper in it because
people follow the religion of their parents unless they feel a marked
change in their attitude towards the ancestral faith. It did not happen to
Muhammad until he was forty when he claimed to have received his first
revelation from Allah.
My narrative collides with the well propagated statements to be found in
the Islamic books and on people's tongues. In fact, extraordinary tales
have been forged to bestow supernatural grandeur on Muhammad with
a view to exploiting the appeal of his name. This is a clever stratagem of
the religious and political sharks, who draw attention to themselves by
pretending to be the true devotees of the Prophet but, in reality, they
are seasoned hypocrites; the more skillfully they praise Muhammad, the
greater their chances to fool his followers with their false piety.
It has been claimed:
1. God, first created the light of Muhammad, out of which He then
proceeded to create everything which constitutes this world.
2. When Muhammad was born, the angels started singing; idols
everywhere fell on their faces, and fires of all fire-worshippers in Persia
and India became cold.
3. These miracles, including many more, took place because it is claimed
that Muhammad was a prophet before birth.
This is all false publicity. If this was true, Muhammad would not have
been fathered by an idolater; nor a *pagan woman could have borne
him. Again, it totally negates the Koranic evidence, which says that
Muhammad received his first revelation when he was meditating in a
desert cave called Hira. He was forty years old at that time. Obviously,
he had a religion before this event. It could not have been anything but
the faith of his ancestors, which
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* Hadith no. 2129 (Muslim) clearly states that Allah forbade Muhammad
to beg forgiveness for his mother owing to her unbelief.
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was idolatry. This statement appears blasphemous but it happens to be
the truth, which the Muslim scholars and divines are determined to hide,
yet they call themselves "pious believers." The Koran candidly testifies
to what I have just mentioned. It says:
"We have revealed to thee (Muhammad) a
Spirit of Our (Allah's) bidding. Thou knewest
not what the Book was, nor belief;
but We (Allah) made it a light, whereby, We
(Allah) guide whom We will of our servants."
(Counsel, XLII: 50)
In a nutshell, Allah is telling Muhammad:
1. He (Muhammad) did not know anything about the Koran until he
started receiving revelations.
2. Therefore, he did not possess the right faith i.e. Islam, before the
commencement of revelations.
3. It is Allah who made His revelations a source of light for Muhammad.
4. Allah guides whom he likes, and Muhammad is one of those lucky
servants of Allah.
It is crystal clear that Muhammad was not born guided. Therefore, he
was not a prophet before birth; neither the world was created from his
light. Since he was born as an ordinary human, the miracles ascribed to
his birth are sheer fabrications.
If he was really a Prophet before birth, why did he not preach Islam for
forty years, and thus deliberately neglected Allah's command?
The Koran makes it clear that Muhammad is a mortal, who is endowed
with human nature and therefore subject to the natural law, which
states: "to err is human." Here is the testimony:
".... God may forgive thee (Muhammad) thy former
and thy latter sins, and complete his blessings upon
thee, and guide thee
on a straight path,
and that may help thee
with mighty help." (Victory, XLVIII: I)
In view of the above verses, can anyone deny the fact that being a
human, Muhammad had committed sins in the past, and was likely to
repeat them in future? He needed Allah's help and guidance to go
straight.
Also note: "(Muhammad) ask forgiveness for thy sins and
for the believers, men and women. God
knows your going to and fro, and
your lodging." (Muhammad, XLVII: 20)
If Muhammad was not a human, he could not commit sins, and Allah
would not have commanded him to ask forgiveness for his wrong doings.
How could such a person be the Light of God to serve as the source of
creation?
Faith is the source of irrationality because it commands its followers to
believe in what is illogical, ludicrous and unbecoming. If we take off
spectacles of faith and look at the life of Muhammad, we realise that he
was a human because like all other mortals, he felt hungry and thirsty;
both cold and hot affected him; he had human passions, experienced
delight and disgust, desired women and made love to them, fell ill and
needed medication. He was born through exactly the same physical
process as other humans, and enjoyed a normal span of life. He also died
the same way as other humans do. In fact, we are likely to discount all
those tales which have been ascribed to him when we read the following
in the books of hadith. Here are quotations from Sunun Ibne Majah,
volume one:
Aisha, the Prophet's youngest wife said, "I have not seen anyone in such
a state of agony (in death-bed) as was the Holy Prophet" (Hadith no.
1685).
Another hadith ascribed to Aisha, states: "At the time of death, the Holy
Prophet rubbed water on his face from a jar and begged Allah to help
him in his agony" (Hadith no. 1686).
Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet, seeing the state of her father
during his death, cried ruefully, "O, my father's excruciating pain!" The
Prophet replied, "your father has suffered such a torture that no one
else shall experience it until the Day of Judgement" (Hadith no. 1692).
These hadiths clearly demonstrate that, as Muhammad was born and
died like other mortals, he could not claim to be superhuman. The Koran
also testifies to the fact that Muhammad's living was not free from
human weaknesses. Here is the Koranic story of Zaid and Zainab to
prove the case, though the Muslim scholars have deliberately
misinterpreted it to prove their "piety."
ZAID AND ZAINAB
One is surprised to note that there is no such thing as adoption of sons
and daughters in Islam though it claims to be the perfect way of life.
This omission becomes more pronounced when we realise that even the
legal codes of antiquity such as Roman Law, acknowledged it as a basic
human right to adopt someone as a son or daughter and treat him or her
as one's true child. It is because pining for children is a feature of
mankind. As every one cannot have a natural son or daughter, people
have the right to adopt someone else's child and treat him/her as his
own.
Why is there no legal adoption in Islam? To understand this fact we must
refer to Zaid and Zainab:
Zaid was kidnapped during his childhood. When eight years' old, he was
offered as a slave in the market of Akkaz. Hakeem bin Hazzam bin
Khawelid bought him for four hundred dirhams on behalf of his aunt,
Khadija bin Khawelid, who married Muhammad and gave him Zaid as a
gift. It is said that when the boy's father, Harith, and uncle Kaab, heard
of it, they approached Muhammad with the necessary ransom to free
him. Thereupon, it is claimed, Muhammad gave the boy complete choice
either to stay in his ownership or be free and go with his father and
uncle. The boy is said to have opted for Muhammad.
It is an extraordinary event that an eight-year-old child chooses his
master in preference to his parents. One is led to believe that there had
developed a strong bond of affection between the two, and it must have
grown stronger with the passage of time because all Muhammad's real
sons had died during their earlier years. This is confirmed by the fact
that Muhammad took Zaid to the Place of Hajar, and presenting him to a
gathering, declared: "O people, witness the fact that I have adopted Zaid
as my own son. From now on, he inherits me and I inherit him."
(Mishkat, Volume 3, p. 340)
It certainly proves that Muhammad not only adopted Zaid as his son but
also loved him as a father should.
Who was Zainab?
She was the daughter of Ummaya, who was a daughter of Abdul
Muttalib, the grandfather of Muhammad. This made her a paternal
cousin of the Prophet. Her real name was "Barrah," which Muhammad
changed to Zainab when she became his wife.
The Hadith 3330 (Muslim) narrates that, as the Prophet wanted to set an
example of social equality, he approached his aunt to give Zainab in
marriage to his son, Zaid. She agreed and they became a wedded couple
but things did not work out because she was conscious of her noble birth
in comparison to Zaid, who was a freed slave. In arranging this
marriage, the Prophet played the role of a father, as prescribed by the
Eastern tradition. After all, he was called Zaid bin Muhammad (Zaid the
son of Muhammad).
The note no. 1876 on page 723 of Muslim, Volume two, claims that
"marriage had come almost to the breaking point and he (the Holy
Prophet) had been convinced of the fact that, with this glaring
difference in their temperaments, they could not get on as husband and
wife. They, therefore, took to the last resort - divorce - and secured
separation from each other."
I am afraid that the annotator of the said note i.e. 1876, has resorted to
misrepresentation here because the act of separation does not
constitute divorce when this process is completed in three stages. There
is no evidence that they had separated. It is only an assumption of the
zealots. Even if it were treated as a fact, the act of separation does
prove that Zaid and Zainab were still married, and not finally divorced
according to the Islamic Law. In fact, the word "divorce" does not occur
in this context at all.
The annotator further adds: 'The Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him)
owed great responsibility to Zainab and her family. It was he who had
arranged her marriage with Zaid when the whole of her family was
opposed to it. It was the magnanimity on the part of the Holy prophet to
marry her himself and thus retrieve for her and her family the lost
prestige and remove the false conception that the divorce of a woman at
the hand of a freed slave ever degraded her social status."
This is another far-fetched explanation. At that time when Arabia
experienced the highest temperature of faith, it must have been a great
honour to be married to the adopted son of the Prophet.
May be, we should look to the Koran for further annotation. In it, Allah
addresses Muhammad as follows: "When thou (1) saidst to him (Zaid)
whom God had blessed and thou hadst favoured, 'Keep thy *wife to
thyself and fear God, and thou was concealing within thyself what God
should reveal, fearing other men; and God has a better right for thee to
fear Him. So when Zaid had (2) accomplished what he would of her, then
We (Allah) gave her in marriage to thee (Muhammad) so that there
should not be any fault in the believers, touching the wives of their (3)
adopted sons, when they have accomplished what they would of them:
and God's commandments must be performed.
There is no (4) fault in the Prophet, touching what God has ordained for
him - God's wont with those who passed away before; and God's
commandment is doom decreed."
(The Confederates: XXXIII: 37)
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* The Koran has quite candidly stated that Zanib was Zaid's wife by
referring to her as Zojaka i.e. your wife, but the Mullahs, for expressing
their cheap enthusiasm defy the Koran through deliberate
misinterpretations.
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I have numbered various parts of this revelation for easy understanding:
1. The words: "Keep Thy wife to Thyself" clearly show that Muhammad
desired Zainab when she was still Zaid's wife, otherwise, God could not
have told Muhammad that he was concealing the truth, and warned him
to fear Him (Allah) and not people.
On the strength of this wording, some annotators have remarked that
Zaid, knowing the Prophet's desire, had offered to divorce Zainab in his
favour, but the Prophet told him to keep her, and with a view to keeping
appearance, added "fear God" as if Zaid was doing an ungodly thing.
2. One cannot doubt the fact that, at the start of the episode, Zaid and
Zainab were not divorced as yet. There is no mention of separation here.
Therefore, they were still living together as man and wife. This becomes
quite clear when read in conjunction with the preceeding note ( 1 ) .
3. It was an unwritten law of Arabia dictated by custom that people did
not marry the (widowed or divorced) wives of their adopted sons. Allah,
as in many other cases, abrogated this rule to arrange Muhammad's
marriage with Zainab. I shall explain Allah's laws in relation to the
Prophet at the end of this discussion.
4. To vouch for the holiness of the Prophet, this event is made to look as
if it were ordained by Allah, and Muhammad had no choice but to obey!
What an innovation it is!
One wonders if Allah has a separate identity of his own. He appears to
be the shadow of Muhammad. Look at the following verse:
"It is not for any believer, man or
woman, when God and His Messenger
have decreed a matter, to have the choice
in the affair. Whoever disobeys
God and His Messenger has gone astray
into manifest error. " (Confederates: XXXIII: 36)
It proves beyond a shadow of doubt that Allah and Muhammad are one
and the same person because they decide and command together;
again, disobedience to Muhammad is disobedience to Allah, and vice
versa.
However there is a missing bit which is supplied by hadith 3330
(Muslim). It says:
"Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to Zaid to make a
mention to her (Zanib) about him (Messenger i.e. the Prophet
Muhammad)." What does it mean? The note 1877 to this hadith says:
"Note the crystal clear conscience of Muhammad (may peace be upon
him) that he deputed Zaid to convey his proposal of marriage to her."
One wonders at the moral sense of the commentator: how does it
represent "crystal clear conscience" to persuade a husband to carry
someone else's message of love or marriage to his own wife (or even ex-
wife)?
However, for better understanding of this episode, I may repeat the
hadith 3450 (Muslim, volume 2) which says that the apostle had nine
wives and he had appointed a particular night to be with each wife
though "all his wives used to gather every night in the house of one
where he had to come (and stay that night.)"
One night when the Prophet was in Aisha's house, Zainab went there.
While he (the Holy prophet) slept with Aisha, he stretched his hand
towards her (Zainab) to hold it, whereupon she (Aisha) said (out of
curiosity): "Is it Zainab?" Allah's apostle (may peace be upon him)
withdrew his hand. There was an altercation between the two until their
voices became loud .."
In plain English, it means that when the Prophet slept with Aisha, he
also quietly held Zainab's hand in the darkness of night. As Aisha
noticed it, she became angry and a noisy row broke out between the
two. However, the commentator in note 1914 states: "this shows the
sense of keen justice of the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him)."
It is a strange definition of justice. On Aisha's night, she should have had
her husband to herself exclusively. Holding Zainab's hand at the same
time is a violation of her rights. The fact that she did not like it and
became truculent, proves the point.
This episode clearly demonstrates the Prophet's partiality for Zainab.
She was not only a beautiful woman but also his cousin. Obviously, the
Prophet married Zainab because he was attracted to her. One wonders
why Allah thought it necessary to change the customary law of adoption
that prevailed in Arabia at that time.
Of course, an adopted child is not a blood relation, yet he or she is
legally considered a son or daughter. By the same token a step mother
is not a blood relation yet a step son looks upon her as mother and does
not marry her.
How is it that the Prophet's wives were legally treated as Mothers of
Believers (XXXIII: 5) despite having no blood relationship with them
whereas the Prophet could marry any believer's widow or divorcee?
What kind of law is this?
Law is law only when it applies to everyone equally, irrespective of
social distinction. Abolishing the law of adoption to suit convenience of
the Prophet is contempt of Allah, who claims to be the Best of Judges
(The Fig, XCV - 8).
That the law must be neutral i.e. apply to the lowly and the lofty, the
meek and the mighty, the pious and the profane, with complete
impartiality, is also advocated by the Koran:
"O believers, be you securers of
justice, witnesses for God, even though
it be against yourselves, or your parents
and kinsmen, whether the man be rich
or poor, God stands closest to either.
Then follow not caprice, so as to swerve;
for if you twist or turn, God is aware of
the things you do."
(Women, IV: 130)
Also note the following:
"O believers, be you securers of
justice, witnesses for God. Let not
detestation for a people move you
not to be equitable -
that is nearer to God-fearing.
And fear God; surely God is aware of
the things you do." (The Table, V - 10)
These are surely the noblest principles of justice, which must apply to
Muhammad with greater strictness and punctuality because he claimed
to have been sent by Allah as the Model of Behaviour:
"You (people) have a good example in God's
Messenger ( Muhammad ) for whosoever hopes for
God and the Last Day, and remembers God oft."
(The Confederates, XXXIII: 20)
Now, it is obvious that the Prophet, who is Allah's representative on
earth, must demonstrate the wisdom and infallibility of the Divine Law
through his own action. If he does not do so then it implies:
a. He is neither a representative of God nor the Model of Action, for
being above Allah's Law, and secondly,
b. If Allah gives the Prophet dispensation from His own Law, then Allah's
Law is no more than a joke because if the Prophet himself cannot carry it
out, then how can Allah expect the ordinary believers to obey His
commandments?
In fact, there are many instances where Allah has excepted Muhammad
from His basic laws and given him dispensation. This is mockery of the
law and proves that the Koran is not the Divine Code as it claims to be.
Instead, it is the composition of Muhammad, and thus, he can treat
himself as he wishes and Allah is only a supposition to serve his
purpose. For details, one ought to refer to my article: "Is Islamic Law a
Fact or Fiction?" However, to complete this discussion, I may give two
examples to prove the point:
1. " ... a believing woman if she gives herself unto
the prophet and the Prophet desires to take her
in marriage - a privilege for thee only
(Muhammad) not for the (rest of) believers."
(The Clans, XXXIII - 50)
As we know, the Koran allows a believer only four wives at a lime.
According to this verse, the Prophet is privileged to have as many wives
as he likes without any restriction of numbers. This is the reason that he
had at least nine wives at the same time, though some of his
biographers put the number at 22.
2. " ... marry such women
as seem good to you two, three, four;
but if you fear you will not be equitable,
then only one, or what your right hand owns;
so it is likelier you will not be partial."
(Women, IV: 3)
Here fairness i.e. equal and just treatment of all wives is the basic
condition of polygamy i.e. having more than one wife. The Koran
expressly states that if a man cannot maintain equality of treatment
among his wives, he must have one wife only.
In fact, it is not possible to be equally inclined towards all of one's wives
owing to their personal accomplishments and attitudes. The Prophet was
not able to maintain the balance among his wives, who addressed him
impolitely. The Koran testifies to this fact:
"Wives of the prophet, you are not as other women,
if you are Godfearing, be not
abject in your speech (towards the Prophet)
.....but speak honourable words."
(The Confederates, XXXIII: 30)
It is clear that the prophet's wives spoke to him in a crude and
dishonourable manner. According to a tradition associated with surah
LXVI (Banning):
"Hafsah found the prophet in her room with *Marya - the Coptic girl,
presented to him by the ruler of Egypt on the day that the prophet had
assigned to Aisha according to the fixed rota system. Hafsah threatened
the prophet to tell Aisha what she had seen. It caused him extreme
distress and he #vowed to sever all his relationship with Marya. So great
was the domestic upheaval that the prophet threatened to divorce
(Forbidding, LXVI: 5) all his wives and walked out on them to live with
Marya exclusively, for about one month. Even the prophet's close
followers did not approve of leaving his Quresh wives to cohabit with an
Egyptian slave-girl. The Prophet's critics maintain that deserting wives
under threat of divorcing them was just a pretext of the Prophet to
enjoy the unrestricted company of the young and beautiful Marya.
Hafsah was the daughter of Omar, who became the second Caliph. One
day, he had to rebuke his daughter for answering back the Prophet
disrespectfully. Instead of apologising to him, she told him that all
Prophet's wives spoke to him in the same manner. The prophet's wives
did not like Omar's interference and told him to mind his own business.
He was horrified by the Prophet's domestic state of affairs.
The cause of this situation was the Prophet's inequitable treatment of
his wives. Of course, economically, they all were dealt with equally, but
emotionally, it was an impossibility. A family discord of so high
proportions demanded the Koranic legal solution i.e. the prophet must
have one wife only, but this is not what happened. See for yourself:
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* She became the mother of the Prophet's son, Ibrahim.
# This event demonstrates that the Prophet was not only partial towards
Aisha but also afraid of his wives; otherwise, he would not have pleaded
with Hafsah to keep the secret. In fact, it reveals that the Prophet was
not quite candid in dealing with his wives.
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"Thou canst suspend whom thou wilt of them and
receive unto thee whom thou wilt, and whomsoever
thou desirest of those whom thou hast set aside. It is
no sin for thee ..."
(The Confederates, XXXIII: 51 )
In simple English, these verses mean that the Prophet was not bound by
the Law of Fairness. Instead of enforcing it, Allah gave dispensation to
the prophet, authorising him to treat his wives at will.
The issues discussed in this chapter are thought- provoking and demand
a serious enquiry into the nature and purpose of prophethood.
CHAPTER 3
THE NATURE OF PROPHETHOOD
To understand the nature of prophethood, one must realise that Polarity
is the law of existence. It means that, as physical being of the universe
depends upon the balance of negative and positive charges, so does the
social fabric, which is composed of contradictory forces. This is the
reason that we cannot imagine light without darkness, sweet without
bitter and good without bad. Exactly the same way, Prophethood is the
antithesis of free will. For better comprehension of this statement, I
ought to explain the concept of free will.
What is free will?
Life commences with free will. It is because stones and stars are lifeless
despite their durability and lumination; they simply do not have any
desire; nor can they do anything on their own, and therefore, lack the
ability to make choices, but the lowest organism like an amoeba has
desire and the ability to move as it likes. This is the distinction between
an inanimate and animate: this difference i.e. the desire and ability to
make choices is life.
Again, until free will emerges, existence is mechanical i.e. fully
commanded by the law of nature, but free will reduces authority of the
natural law and gives organisms the choice of action, making liberty an
integral part of living. In fact, free will is the ambassador of a new force
called "morality, " which means acting according to one's own volition
without external pressures.
Since making choices or decisions requires consciousness and
knowledge, these two elements are also the branches of free will. This is
especially true when we realise that consciousness (awareness) is an
integral part of life.
Thus, we can say that desire, freedom, morality, consciousness and
knowledge are the basic components of free will, which cannot operate
successfully unless its constituting elements get a fair chance to display
themselves. Since life commences with free will, the goal of life is not
servitude of any supernatural power i.e. God through worship or
prostration, but purpose of life is self-elevation, as indicated by free
will. This is the reason that we abhor dictation, injustice and vicious
commands.
Since polarity is the law of nature, the concept of free will, which means
moral choice and the liberty to act accordingly, must also have an
antithesis. It is Prophethood, which is the opposite of free will because it
seeks to minimise the operation of free will by reducing the scope of
human intelligence and the liberty to act accordingly; it uses the bridle
of faith to check the human conduct, intellectually, morally and
physically. Reason is the light of humanity; this is what exalts man over
the rest of beings; prophethood replaces it with faith, which is a form of
twilight, bordering on darkness. Thus, man ceases to be a rational being
and begins to believe in fairy tales such as Moses dividing the sea to
create a pathway for the escaping Israelites; Jesus had no physical
father and Muhammad broke the moon into two sections as a miracle.
This is how the basic attitudes of life come to be founded on irrationality
under the hypnotising force of faith.
In view of history and man's psychological ambitions, I believe that
humanity is marching towards perfection through self-elevation. Man's
ascent from the status of a savage to the modern cultural stage proves
this truth. In fact, man is destined to be a part of Divinity. Having
explained this thesis in my book "Eternity," I need not go into details
here, but must emphasise that Prophet is a person who imposes his own
Godhead on innocent people and thus deprives them of their own Divine
dignity. Why does he adopt this attitude towards humanity? It is
because he is a man of massive ego, which is operated by dominance-
urge:
What is Dominance-Urge?
To stress the importance of dominance-urge, I may add that, as universe
is hierarchical in nature, our social organisation is also hierarchical. The
concept of hierarchy is easily understood with reference to a pyramid
which is broad at its base but becomes narrower as it rises. Likewise,
human society is the widest at the base, constituted by the masses, but
as social pattern assumes ascending order, at the apex appears one
person, usually a man, known as king, dictator, president or prime
minister.
What is it that raises a person to the imperial, dictatorial, presidential or
prime ministerial dignity? It is the urge of dominance that motivates a
person to rise above his fellow-beings, and he seeks distinction by
imposing his will on others. This is the act of dominance. Though social
order is hierarchical, it differs from the universal hierarchy; the former is
based on a personal ambition which grows even stronger as one gathers
more power but the latter is impersonal or neutral because it is based on
function and not ambition. The sun may be greater, and life-giving, yet it
is not superior to the earth because sun's grandeur is functional and
thus neutral in character. Social hierarchy, on the contrary, is fuelled by
the urge of dominance, which is an expression of a personal ambition
seeking superiority over the rest. Though one can divide it into many
branches, it is mainly of two types:
a. Secular, and
b. Spiritual.
a. Whether it be secular or spiritual hierarchy, it is based on the urge of
dominance. Secular dominance is represented by gubernatorial grandeur
such as the office of a high dignitary of the state, a minister, the king,
the president or the prime minister. The purpose of the dominant or the
gubernator is always the same - telling people how to live by equating
morality with the law. At secular level, the gubernator wants to look
public-spirited, that is, someone who lives for public good at the
expense of his own happiness. Thus, he imposes his will on people
through the agency of law, which he uses to suit his own convenience.
For example, to obtain votes, he declares that poverty is the greatest
social evil, and thus practises Robinhoodism, that is, he robs the rich to
pay the poor for gaining their favour. If he were to alleviate the distress
of poverty through the state effort, that is, distribution of wealth,
created by the state itself through its own entrepreneurial zeal, it would
be laudable. The purpose of this exercise is to seek dominance by
manipulating people's votes.
Secular dominance is short-lived, because when a person dies, with him
perishes his dominance-urge. However, it may take the dynastic form
after him. The father may take measures to enable his son to step into
his shoes, perpetuating the family dignity. However, family- dignity
owes itself to its founder and thus all the successors rank next to him
unless someone has secured greater distinction in his own right.
Dominance-urge is not restricted to any particular class of people. Both
the high and low are likely to have the ambition to dominate others. In
fact, for being the means of self-elevation, it is a part of the
evolutionary process. Thus, it is not evil in itself but becomes so, for
acting as the tool of self-promotion at the cost of moral considerations.
However, there are occasions when a dominant person may be sincere
and public spirited but it is rare and serves as an exception and not the
rule.
What is an urge? Think of a motor car in relation to fuel. It may be a
great vehicle but it cannot budge an inch without fuel, which serves as
its driving force. This is the meaning of "drive" in psychology, the
science of behaviour. Urge is just another word for drive. An expression
of this urge is found in the dominance-hierarchies found in domestic
fowl, birds, baboons, bumble bees, crabs, etc. It is well explained by
what is called "Peck Order" and is commonly seen among chickens where
bird A pecks the weaker bird B and B pecks the still weaker bird C. In a
way, what is called aggressive behaviour is the manifestation of the
urge of dominance. It demonstrates lack of rationality and seeks
superiority through a show of brute force. One can call it the expression
of the law of jungle based on the aphorism: "might is right." A better
example is provided by the "lek behaviour" of animals. It can be seen
during the mating season in a communal area where the male members
fight one another to establish their dominance over their competitors.
Through an aggressive behaviour, the winner settles his claim of priority
to sex, food and water. Thus dominance-urge turns out to be the mania
of self- preference, which is realised through demonstration of ferocity.
This fact is equally noticeable in the members of much lower species:
wasps of the genus Polistes repress the sexual growth of their
immediate young through harassment so that instead of producing their
own progeny they must stay around as servants to care for the young
ones of their parents. Termites are yet another example of this fact;
they achieve similar results by chemical secretions which effectively
turn their young ones into slaves for looking after their freshly hatched
offspring.
The most effective way of securing dominance is by arousing someone's
fear. Biologists have provided good examples to this effect. They point
to "presenting," an inclination of the female members of the macaque
monkeys. The term "presenting" refers to the condition of a sexually
receptive female which offers itself to the male for copulation. Such a
male is the symbol of brute force, and thus carries an air of superiority.
Invitation to seduce is certainly the most submissive behaviour which
the dominant relishes. This is the main purpose of dominance-urge,
which seeks total surrender and humiliation of others through force,
feigning and ferocity.
The fact that we find mighty conquerors towering over the palace of
history, is owing to the urge of dominance, which prompted them to
exploit the human instinct of fear. The magnitude of their conquests has
been compatible with the stature of their dominance-urge: Alexander
the Great, wanted to build a universal monarchy and Tamburlaine, the
Conqueror, declared that, as there was only one God, this earth could
accommodate only one king. To accomplish this end, Alexander
unleashed terror towards those who resisted his rule, and Tamburlaine
devised the policy of building minarets with the decapitated heads of his
victims for frightening entire foreign populations into submission.
Behind this carnage and devastation, lay the personal desire of the
perpetrator to be acknowledged as the greatest. This is the reason that
Alexander the Great wanted to be considered and worshipped as God.
History has recorded that, in November 332 B.C. when Alexander left
Praetonium for the oasis Siwa, where stood the oracle of Amon,
venerated as the king of gods, he was hailed by the priest as the "Son of
Amon." Alexander, who had harboured the dream of divinity for a long
time, was rather stunned to be addressed as the Son of God. It was
then, he was told that Philip, the king of Macedonia, though married to
his mother, Olympias, was not his true father, because his mother's
pregnancy had, in fact, been caused by the necromantic touch of Amon,
the god of gods, who wanted to secure the birth of a mighty prince to
release Egypt from the clutches of the Persians. The insight of the
priest, who knew the psychological truth of dominance-urge, worked
wonders. Alexander, convinced of his numinous stature, demanded to be
acknowledged and worshipped as God throughout his empire. The
Egyptians were the first to yield to this demand, followed by the Greeks,
Persians and other conquered nations. The cult of dominance-urge is
more visible among the Roman Emperors. Of course, they were haughty
and powerful but they caught the disease of divinity in Egypt where
every Pharaoh was believed to be the incarnation of God. This is what
influenced the Roman Senate and it introduced the custom of deification
i.e. proclaiming a person as God; the death of each emperor was
followed not only by elaborate funeral rites, but also daunting rituals of
apotheosis leading to a place in the national pantheon, whose sanctity
was as inviolable to the Romans of the past as is their belief in Jesus
Christ today.
Why does man want to put on the cloak of divinity? There are two
reasons for it. Firstly, the dominance-urge goads the dominance-seeker
to project himself as the loftiest being. Since God is believed to be the
greatest known image, the dominant wants to be thought of as God
directly or indirectly. Secondly, contrary to the psychological mechanism
of the dominance-seeker, *ordinary man is equipped with Free Will. Thus
it is his nature to live a life based on his own choice, which is not
possible without freedom of thought and security of fundamental human
rights. Thus man is born to be free. This is something that a dominant
person dislikes the same way as a dog hates a cat and a cat hates a rat.
It is because if people could maintain
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* Of course, a dominant person is also born with a Free Will but he has
the mania of coercing other people's Free Will to maximise his authority.
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their freedom, the dominance-seeker would not be able to impose his
hegemony on them; dominance simply means maximisation of one's own
prerogative by the minimisation of other people's rights. One way of
achieving this end is by sheer brute force such as carnage and
destruction of property, but this tact works temporarily only because
man's love of freedom persuades him to resist the tyrant. Therefore, the
dominant has to use some sophisticated ploys which, despite being
vicious, must look virtuous; their power of brainwashing should be as
great as that of a burning lamp, whose lure proves so irresistible to the
moths that they cremate themselves on it without any external
pressure.
This is what prompts a gubernator to exploit man's psychological
mechanism, which consists of fear and favour. It is a matter of common
observation that whatever man does, he does out of fear or to gain
favour. This is especially true with regard to hell and heaven; a person
adopts a certain faith because he is afraid of hell, and at the same time
wants to go to heaven, which ranks as a favour. This is the notion which
appeals more to the emotions and less to reason. Yet fear, as one of the
basic elements of personality, is the pivot of morality; it is not only
restricting but also the guiding factor in behaviour. However, when it
becomes irrational it serves as the greatest barrier to reason and thus
becomes a source of divergence, deviation and devastation.
Again, fear is the source of both reverence and submission. Therefore,
the best way of achieving dominance is through exploitation of fear,
which must form a part of one's faith and behaviour. This type of fear is
like a mellow stream, perennially fed by melting snow which keeps it
flowing year after year, whereas the fear engendered by brute force is
like the periodical torrential rain, which causes a flood, but disappears
after a short while. Thus, secular dominance cannot be held for longer
periods by sheer brute force. It must be given a touch of spiritual
happiness in such a way that people learn to fear it reverently and obey
it without coercion.
b. Members of the gubernatorial class have realised the value of fear
and used it masterfully. This fact brings us to the discussion of the
second type of dominance (hierarchy) which I termed as "spiritual."
In fact, it is a tool of the secular dominance, and the razzmatazz which
goes with it. What makes it spiritual is the tinge of divinity; a person
claims the right to rule and demands submission with reverence on the
ground that he is the mouthpiece of God, Son of God or the reincarnated
God. Thus he projects himself as divine and a cut above other humans.
Those people, whose purpose this assertion serves, back the claimant.
Once his divinity is established through plausibility and a sustained
campaign of fairy tales, including violence, his dominance becomes as
attractive to people as that of a burning lamp to the moths. History is
riddled with such examples. I may refer to the Egyptian custom which is
relevant to the nature of this discussion:
In ancient Egypt, the pharaoh (king) was identified with the sky-god,
Horus and the sun-god, variously known as Re, Amon or Aton. This is the
reason that a pharaoh was addressed as Re, Aton and Horus. Scholars
have remarked that he derived these epithets, not from his associations
with the various deities, but because he was considered the incarnation
of everything believed to be divine. Thus, he was God-incarnate in his
own right. This belief gave birth to an effective royal theology, which led
to the doctrine of the god-kingdom spanning two generations; it means
that, as long as a pharaoh lived, he ruled as King Horus but after his
death, he became Osiris, the king of the dead. Since all Egyptians died
like other humans, they showed special reverence to their pharaoh, who
also happened to be their ruler in the world-to-come. What a royal trick
it was to make people obey their monarch to the point of worshipping
him. There also grew the tradition of treating pharaoh as God's image,
and it was believed that God addressed him as ^my living image on
earth."
This divine cult of the pharaoh was further promoted by festivals which
involved sacrifices, eating, drinking, staging plays, sexual contacts,
including all sorts of merriment, yet retaining their numinous character!
Whereas worshipping the pharaoh formed part of the reverential fear
that his divine power generated, the delight of the fair, counted as the
favour for fearing the pharaoh. Scholars have discovered that the festive
spirit of these happy gatherings became an integral part of the later
Hellenistic i.e. Greco- Roman mystery and salvatory religions including
Semitic faiths such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
As "the living image of God," pharaoh in his human capacity was also
believed to be the servant of God, destined to carry out His work on
earth. This is what turned kingship into an institution, which could be
termed as divine viceroyalty. It received a special emphasis in the
Arabian peninsula. This fact is clearly visible in the history of
Mesopotamia. In all its empires such as Sumer, Babylon and Assyria, one
finds the prevalence of this doctrine: whether it be a city, country or the
state, its head is God, but the ruler acts as His "humble" viceroy whose
destiny remains the execution of God's will. However, king's major role
was to mediate between God and man.
Moses, as he brought his people out of Egypt, attached special
importance to this doctrine. The Jews had suffered tremendous
hardships under the rule of pharaoh, who was a (visible) God. Since the
Jews could not tolerate the idea of such a God, Moses introduced the
concept of an abstract God, who could not be contacted by ordinary
folks directly but it remained "possible" to approach Him through the
agency of Moses, the Viceroy (of God).
This viceregal cloak of sanctity that man has worn for centuries, has
proved a far more effective vehicle of dominance than brute force.
Another name for this spiritual viceroy is "Prophet.'' Since God speaks
through him and, may be contacted through him only, the prophet's
word ranks as God's Word, and over a period of time, his followers begin
to worship him instead of God. This fact shows the climax of dominance-
urge, which goads man to claim divinity directly or indirectly and be
worshipped as God. But in the Semitic tradition, a prophet is the servant
of God, who mediates between God and man, and because God reveals
Himself through the agency of the Prophet only, he becomes more
important than God. It is why, if you do not believe in the Prophet, your
belief in God and all your righteous deeds become useless. This is how
the prophet begins to rank a cut above God and, though the prophet
may call himself God's servant, it is God who, in practice, becomes the
prophet's factotum. This is the Semitic tradition and exposes the reality
of revelation, which is simply man's spiritual tool of dominance. It
depicts the impetuosity and severity of dominance-urge, which tempts a
man to claim Godhead through the medium of revelation, simply
because he wants to be worshipped, that is, loved and obeyed by
mankind.
The difference between secular and spiritual dominance is, that the
former perishes when a dominance- seeker, such as a king or dignitary
dies, but the latter does not expire with the death of the spiritual
dominance-seeker, who commands from his grave by demanding
obedience to his laws, and exhibits an astonishing passion to be adored
exclusively by declaring that there will be no more prophets after him.
This passion for adoration is the essence of worship, which is the worst
form of aggression because it requires the worshipper to humiliate
himself through a set of self-debasing rituals, aimed at expressing his
total surrender.
Revelation is the most effective tool of securing this purpose because
the revelationist (Prophet) declares that he has no axe to grind in it; he
claims to do what he is told by God, and being His servant, has no choice
but to obey!
The truth is exactly the opposite. It is the prophet who wants to be
adored. God is just a euphemism for the Prophet. Revelation is the
device to achieve this aim.
What is revelation?
It is also known as the Divine guidance, but in fact, it is the stunning
web of hypocrisy that the human mind could weave. Without doubt, it is
the greatest insult to God:
1. In chapter 2 of the Koran is narrated the dramatic story of Adam, who
has rebelled against Allah's commands because he finds them against
the dictates of his free will. It is a proof of the fact that, man neither
likes nor needs Allah's guidance (which is another description of
revelation). As Adam, along with his wife, is being turned out of the
Garden of Eden, Allah says:
"Yet there shall come to you (Adam and his progeny) guidance
(revelation) from Me, and whosoever follows my guidance, no fear shall
be on them, neither shall they sorrow. " ( The Cow, 11- 3 5 )
Allah knows full well that Adam has turned down His guidance despite
the reward of staying in the Garden of Eden where there is no toil, pain
or death, and all the luxuries of life are available just for the asking. Yet,
Allah insists on sending guidance to mankind through His Messengers
i.e. Prophets. It is an insult to God because it shows that He does not
have the least respect for Himself. He has been spurned rudely by man,
yet He desperately wants to send guidance, which has already been
proved totally useless. Is Allah really that ignorant and thick-skinned!
2. From the episode referred to above, it is obvious like daylight that
Allah hates Adam's revolt. Therefore, he would have loved to create an
obedient Adam. The concept of guidance (Prophethood) shows that it is
Allah's attempt to rectify His weakness as the Creator! Thus, revelation
is a parody of God for His imperfection, but a praise for the Prophet, who
acts as the rectifier of Allah's deficiency!
3. If this universe is a creation, then its Creator has got to be PERFECT.
A Prophet is a human, and therefore, imperfect. How can an imperfect
mortal represent the Perfect Creator? And the Allah, who depends upon
a Prophet, the imperfect, is even inferior to man.
I need not repeat all those arguments here that I have advanced in my
books "Eternity" and "Faith And Deception" to expose the hollow nature
of revelation. It is just a political tradition of the Middle East, which
enables a secular ruler to rule in the name of God. Such a God is nothing
but a clever myth, which enables the Prophet to declare God as the real
Master and himself as His humble servant. Thus, he can give his own
commands the supernatural aura to fool and snool people for imposing
his dictatorship on them. This indirect type of government enables him
to do what he likes in the name of God because all his actions count as
the Divine Will; he claims that he has no choice but to act accordingly.
Thus, whatever may happen to his subjects, he remains blameless.
What a device this revelation is! Even Machiavelli looks a toddler in the
Middle Eastern school of politics.
The cornerstone of this political stratagem known as Prophethood is,
that God as an act of mercy sends guidance to people so that they can
avoid hell to qualify for paradise. Another point to note is that certain
souls were appointed as the Prophets even before creation:
"And when God took compact with the Prophets
That I have given you of Book and Wisdom,
then there shall come to you a Messenger confirming
what is with you - you shall believe in him
and you shall help him; do you agree?" He said
"And do you take My load on you on that condition?"
They said, "We do agree." God said "Bear witness
so, and I shall be with you among the witnesses.
Then whosoever turns back after that -
they are the ungodly.
What do they desire another religion than God's
....." (The House of Imran III: 75)
In a nutshell, these verses mean that Allah called a conference of the
souls of Prophets ( before creation ) and took a binding promise from
them that they would declare Muhammad as the greatest and the Last
Prophet and must tell their followers to convert to his religon, which is
the true religion of God. Allah stresses here that all Prophets have been
given the same principles of guidance as contained in the Book of
Guidance i.e. the Koran.
It is just a Muhammadan approach for gaining converts. How could there
be a conference of the Prophets before creation? As I explained earlier,
according to the Koran, Muhammad himself was unaware of the Truth
and knew nothing of the Koran until he was forty years old; it is then, he
was "made a Prophet through the agency of Gabriel, who brought him
the revelation." Under these circumstances, how could Allah have
declared Muhammad as the greatest and the Last Prophet when even
four decades after his birth he was not a Prophet as yet? Perhaps, the
wiser interpretation of these verses is that Muhammad was never a
Prophet because, as it is obvious from the quotation, he was not invited
to participate in the pre-creation conference, which all the other
"Prophets" attended.
The pivot of Muhammad's prophethood is the Koran, which claims to be
the source of guidance to mankind, but this Koranic enunciation does
not hold good at all.
''Say (Muhammad): O disbelievers
......................................................................
To you your religion and to me my religion."
(The Unbelievers, CIX: 5)
Here it is made quite clear that Muhammad was not sent by Allah with a
Definite Mission because, according to these verses, the non-Muslims
are welcome to their religion, whereas Muhammad and his devotees
shall follow their own faith. Thus, at the time of declaring his
prophethood, Muhammad had neither any Divine Code of Guidance nor
any design of preaching the "Truth." These things were necessitated by
the circumstances as he proceeded with his career. See for yourself:
1. "Thou (Muhammad) art not responsible for
guiding them (non-Muslims) but God guides
whomsoever He will."
(The Cow, II: 275)
"Thou (Muhammad) art only a warner,
and God is the guardian over everything."
(Hood, II: 15)
"Your Lord knows you (Muhammad) very well;
if He will, He will have mercy on you,
or, if He will, He will chastise you;
We (Allah) sent thee not to be a guardian
over them." (The Night Journey, XVII: 55)
Here one can clearly see that Muhammad has nothing to do with
guidance. In fact, these verses show Muhammad as an ordinary person,
who himself is at the mercy of Allah for guidance. This was his attitude
when he was weak and politically a non-entity: then he preached:
"No compulsion is there in religion."
(The Cow, II: 255)
But when he became powerful, he declared in the name of Allah:
"The true religion with God is Islam."
(The House of Imran, III: 15)
Then came further messages:
"Whoso desires another religion than Islam, it shall
not be accepted of him; in the next world he shall be
among the losers." (The House of Imran, III: 75)
Since Islam is the only acceptable religion to Allah, He declares:
"It is He (Allah) who has sent His Messenger
(Muhammad) with the guidance and the religion of
truth, that He may uplift it above every religion."
(Victory, XLVIII: 25)
Now, as Islam is declared the only True religion, it has to be lifted above
all religions. Therefore, those who do not embrace it, stand condemned
by the Almighty Allah:
"Surely the worst of beasts in God's sight
are the unbelievers." (The Spoils, VIII: 57)
Even one's parents come within this category if they are not Muslims:
"O believers, do not treat your fathers and
mothers as your friends, if they prefer unbelief
to belief; whomsoever of you takes them
for friends, they are evil-doers."
( Repentance, IX: 20 )
Since parents are the fountain of love and mercy for their children, the
religion that preaches hatred for them on the ground of belief is not the
source of guidance but misguidance. This is further proven by the fact
that now Allah changes His attitude altogether and declares the
revolutionary principle of JEHAD for forced conversion of the non-
Muslims:
"God has bought from the believers their selves
and their possessions against the gift of paradise;
they fight in the way of God; they kill, and are
killed; that is a promise binding on God..."
( Repentance, IX: 110 )
A Muslim is God's soldier, whose life has been bought by Allah in return
for paradise. Jehad means killing and robbing non-Muslims if they do not
accept Islam when invited to do so. Jehad is considered the best
principle of Guidance: prayers, charity, morality, service to the Muslim
community, etc. are far inferior forms of guidance. It is the highest
symbol of surrender to God (Eman) because a Mujahid ( God's soldier )
feels no qualms in carrying out Allah's commands even when they
involve murder, rape, robbery, injustice, or usurpation of human rights
and people's sovereignty.
Following Allah's guidance leads to Paradise, the ultimate goal of a
Muslim's dreams. This is the main tool of the Islamic propaganda for
attracting converts. Without this charm, hardly anyone will pay attention
to this "religion." Since calling people to paradise is the mainstay of
Prophethood, the reality of paradise, also exposes the nature of
Prophethood. Thus, one is eagerly inclined to know what paradise is:
Paradise is the largest and the sweetest carrot that was ever dangled
before the Arabs. Just compare the description of paradise with the
burning sands of Arabia, without water, trees, pastures, rivers and
gardens. Worse still, Arabia did not have plentiful women, and this is
what made the Arabs hanker after the feminine gender. Look at the
following verses from the Koran which point to the sexual appeal of
Islam:
"...... for them (the Muslims) is reserved a definite
provision, fruit and a great honour in the Gardens of
Bliss reclining upon couches arranged face to face, a
cup from a fountain being passed round to them,
white, a pleasure to the drinkers .....
and with them wide-eyed maidens
flexing their glances
as if they were slightly concealed pearls."
(The Rangers: 40-45)
Whereas the Chinese prefer flat-chested women, the Arabs are fond of
rising bosoms. So, the Koran declares:
"Surely for the God-fearing
awaits a place of security,
gardens and vineyards
and maidens with swelling bosoms."
(The Tidings: LXXVIII: 30)
The attraction of paradise is made more impelling when wine is made a
part of paradisiac living:
"Surely the pious shall be in bliss,
upon couches gazing:
You find in their faces the shining bliss
as they are offered to drink of wine sealed,
whose seal is musk ... and whose mixture
is Tasnim, a fountain at which to drink
those brought nigh." (The Stinters: LXXXIII: 20-25)
For better illustration of the point under discussion, I may refer to
Hadith Tirmzi, volume two (p. 35-40) which gives details of houris, the
ever-young virgins of paradise:
1. A houri is a most beautiful young woman with a transparent body. The
narrow of her bones is visible like the interior lines of pearls and rubies.
She looks like red wine in a white glass.
2. She is of white colour, and free from the routine physical disabilities
of an ordinary woman such as menstruation, menopause, urinal and offal
discharge, child-bearing, and the related pollution.
3. She is a woman characterised by modesty and flexing glances; she
never looks at any man except her husband, and feels grateful for being
his wife.
4. A houri is a young woman, free from odium and animosity. Besides,
she knows the meaning of love and has the ability to put it into practice.
5. A houri is an immortal woman, who does not age. She speaks softly
and does not raise her voice at her man; she is always reconciled with
him. Having been brought up in luxury, she is a luxury herself.
6. A houri is a girl of tender age, having large rising breasts which are
round, and not inclined to dangle. Houris dwell in palaces of splendid
surroundings.

Now add to this description of houris, what Mishkat, volume three says
on pages 83-97:
7. If a houri looks down from her abode in heaven onto the earth, the
whole distance shall be filled with light and fragrance.....
8. A houri's face is more radiant than a mirror, and one can see one's
image in her cheek. The marrow of her shins is visible to the eyes.
9. Every man who enters paradise shall be given seventy-two houris; no
matter at what age he had died, when he enters paradise, he will
become a thirty-year-old and he will not age any further.
10. Tirmzi, volume 2 states on page 138:
A man in paradise shall be given virility equal to that of one hundred
men.

It should be noted that men who are so potent, shall not be inclined to
do anything except love-making. This is the reason, that according to
Islam, sexual gratification is the ultimate goal of life. This is the true
Islamic idea of salvation.
To what has been said above, I may add a bit more about the
surroundings of paradise to depict its appeal to the faithful:
Paradise is constructed in such a way that every brick of gold is followed
by a brick of silver; instead of mud or cement, saffron is used to hold
them together; even its pebbles are diamonds and rubies. He who enters
paradise, shall be free from grief: he will live there forever, remain
eternally young and will never die.
Paradise is generously dotted with streams of milk, honey and wine; its
climate is neither cold nor hot but just nice. The inhabitants of paradise
shall be given winged horses created out of rubies which will take the
rider wherever he wishes.
The inhabitants shall live in palaces and pavilions constructed from the
most precious and beautiful diamonds, and every man shall have eighty
thousand servants to serve him!
One is inclined to think that the above description of paradise is quite
tempting to invite people to Islam. With a view to sharpening the appeal
of his message, the Prophet used the device of contradistinction to
compare heaven with hell for arousing human instincts of pain and
pleasure to secure submission of ordinary man. It cannot be a Divine
approach because the God who is so desperate for gaining devotees by
such sadistic ploys, lacks the dignity behoving His lofty station. It is a
human weakness to be adored and worshipped, and its fountain lies in
man's inherent weakness and imperfection, which seek redress through
other people's submission, surrender and supplication. This is the pivot
of dominance urge, which is satisfied by pleas, petitions and prayers of
the vanquished and subordinates to convince the dominant of his
greatness, glitter and grandeur, which is really not there because man is
mortal and intrinsically so vulnerable that he can be humbled any time
by disease, death or disaster. It is just vanity, and a form of make-
believe, for any man to pretend to be God or live as such through the
memory of one's fellow-beings. The true God is too great to concern
himself with the prayers or curses of man.
Having painted the lustiest-picture of paradise, the Prophet proceeds to
delineate the sketch of hell:
We are told in the Spider, XXIX: 65 that Gehanna or hell is the place for
unbelievers i.e. those who do not acknowledge the divine Duality of
Allah and Muhammad. Hell is the most tormenting and terrible place
(Salvation, XXV: 65). Why? See for yourself:
''The dweller of Gehenna is given to drink oozing pus, the which he
gulps, and can scarce swallow, and death comes upon him from every
side, yet he cannot die; and still beyond him is a harsh chastisement."
(Abraham, XIV: 20)
"Surely those who disbelieve in Our signs - We (Allah) shall certainly
roast them at a Fire; as often as their skins are wholly burned, We shall
give them in exchange other skins, that they may taste the punishment.
And those that believe ..We shall admit them to gardens underneath
which rivers flow, therein dwelling forever and ever, therein for them
shall be spouses purified." (Women, IV: 55-60)

The Koran tells us about the normal food and drink of the unbelievers
(Rangers, XXXVII: 60): there is a gigantic tree called Ez-Zakkoum, which
sprouts in "the root of Hell:" its spathes are like the heads of satans; the
dwellers of hell eat it and are given a brew of boiling water to drink.
The terror, LVI: 50, further adds that after eating of Zakkoum, they drink
boiling water, "lapping down like thirsty camels.
Just note the further description of hell:
It is the roaring fire of God lit over the hearts in
stretching columns. (The Backbiter, CIV)
The theme of Ez-Zakkoum is further continued in
"Smoke, XLIV: 45:"
"Behold the Tree of Ez-Zakkoum
is the food of the-wicked,
like molten copper, bubbling in the belly
like the bubbling water .....
".... As for the unbelievers,
for them garments of fire shall be cut,
and there shall be poured over their heads
boiling water
Whereby whatsovever is in their abdomens
and their skins shall be melted; for them await
hooked iron rods;
as often as they desire in their anguish to come
forth
from it, they shall be restored into it .."
(The Pilgrimage, XXII: 20)

The Prophet's mastery of contradistinctive description reaches its best


when he compares the delights of heaven with the doles of hell
consecutively: for example, in the "Tiding, LXXVIII: 20-30," he says:
"Behold, Gehenna (Hell) has become an ambush,
for the insolent a resort,
There in .... tasting neither coolness nor any drink
save boiling water and pus .....
Surely for the Godfearing (believers) awaits
a place of security, gardens and vineyards
(paradise) and maidens with swelling breasts, like of
age, and a cup overflowing .. "
I do not think that there is further need for quoting from the books of
hadith to make readers feel the terror of hell.
The fascination of paradise shall be incomplete without noting the
following Koranic verses:
a. " ...... God has .... provided them radiancy
and delight
and recompensed them for their patience
with a Garden, and silk;
therein they shall see neither sun nor
bitter cold;
near them shall be its shades, and its clusters
hung meekly down,
and there shall be passed around them
vessels of silver, and large drinking
cups of crystal,
Crystal of silver measure
very exactly,
And therein they shall be given to
drink a cup whose ingredient is ginger;
therein a spring whose name is Salsabil
Immortal youths shall go about them;
when thou seest them, thou supposest them
dispersed pearls,
when you see them you see the divine
happiness and a great kingdom.
Upon them shall be clothing of silk
and brocade; they are embellished with
bracelets of silver, and their Lord shall
give them to drink a pure draught.
Behold this is a reward for you, and
your toiling is thanked." (Man, 10-25)
b. These ever-young boys are again mentioned in
(Mount, LII: 20)
"While they hand therein a cup one to another
Wherein is no idle talk, no cause of sin,
and there go round them youths, their
own, as if they were concealed pearls."

From the above it is clear that besides the most beautiful virgins, there
are also boys in paradise:
a.
1. They are immortal i.e. do not age at all.
2. They are so beautiful that they look like "dispersed pearls."
3. They wear clothes of silk.
4. They are embellished with silver bracelets,
And
b. Mount, LII: 20 makes it clear that the concept
of sin does not apply to the paradisiac life.
Therefore, the cause of wrong-doing does not
exist there: whatever the paradise-dwellers do
is unquestionable!

Whenever the Muslim divines are asked to explain the purpose of boys
in paradise, they say that they are servants of the faithful. One wonders
why a servant has to be ever- young, beautiful like pearls, dressed in
brocades and bracelets.
A servant can surely be old, ugly and poorly dressed. Let the reader
come to his/her own conclusion.
How Allah is desperate for believers! He bribes man with the paradisiac
luxuries, and if man does not fall for it, He frightens him with the most
sadistic torture of hell. Yet, Allah calls Himself Independent, Absolute
and Disinterested!
Allah who has created heaven and hell to gain abject submission of man
is extremely selfish, and therefore driven by intense desires. The Koran
testifies to this fact:
" .... thy Lord accomplishes what He desires."
(Hood, XI: 105)
Worship is the worst type of flattery. Allah, whose greatest pleasure is
sycophancy and who is driven bt desires, cannot be divine. He is simply
a myth. The creator of such a wonderful universe cannot be measured in
terms of human fantasy, fear and fanaticism.
Since this is the type of God that the concept of Prophethood proposes,
Prophethood cannot be a fact but a fiction.
As we have seen earlier, Prophethood is an insult to Godhead. This is
what prompts an enquiry into the Purpose of prophethood and one
wants to know what a Prophet really wants.

CHAPTER 4
THE PURPOSE OF PROPHETHOOD
As we have seen in the previous chapter, a Prophet is only a warner. He
is neither a guardian over people nor can he guide anyone. Even Prophet
Muhammad is at the mercy of Allah because it depends upon His will
whether He will guide or chastise Muhammad. Yet the Muslims ardently
believe that Muhammad is the Greatest Guide (Hadi-e- Azam). This is a
strange attitude, to say the least. The Koran declares openly:
"(O, Prophet) verily, you guide not whom you like,
but Allah guides whom He will ...."
(The Story, 28: 56)
Never mind guiding anyone, Muhammad is not empowered even to
invoke evil upon others. The Hadith no. 397 (Bokhari: V, page 272-73)
clearly states that the Prophet Muhammad used to utter damnation
upon Safwan bin Umaiya, Shuail bin Amr and Al-Harith bin Hisham. So
the following verse was revealed:
"Not for you (Muhammad)
.....(till the end of verse)
For they are wrong-doers."
(The House of Imran, 3: 128)
Obviously, in the true Koranic tradition, guiding people is no business of
a prophet; he is just a warner whose duty it is to tell people what will
happen if they do not listen to him.
What does Koran really mean by guidance? See the truth for yourself:
1. "God guides whomsoever He will
to a straight path." (The Cow, 11: 205)
2. "God guides not the people of the unbelievers."
(The Cow, 11: 265)

If the truth is as depicted by these verses, then is it not strange that


Allah sends the Koran through a Messenger (Prophet), who warns people
that if they do not believe it and act accordingly, Allah will throw them in
hell (whose description I have already given). Is not the stated purpose
of revelation to lead people to the right path? In fact, Allah is desperate
for believers, and sanctions murder and destruction of those, who do not
accept Him:
"Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last
Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger
have forbidden - (fight them) - until they pay the
tribute out of hand and have been humiliated."
(Repentance, IX: 25)
Is Allah playing a game with people? Just look at the following:
" .... if Allah had willed, He would have guided men
all together." (Thunder, XIII: 30)
It means that all the misguidance i.e. unbelief, crookery, tyranny,
torture, immorality, etc. is a part of God's will. If He is the cause of it,
then why does He send Prophets and the "Divine Books?"
Also note the following:
"And whomsoever God leads astray,
no guide has he,
But whomso God guides, none shall lead
him astray; Is not God All-mighty,
All-vengeful?" (The Companies, XXXI:X: 35)
Very candidly it has been stated here that Allah, who guides, also
misguides, and He does so to show that He is All-mighty and All-
vengeful! What an unworthy concept of Godhead it is!
Again, according to the Koran, all Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs,
Buddhists, atheists, etc. are unbelievers. Therefore, being misguided,
they shall be thrown into hell. As Allah is the cause of their unbelief, the
process of guidance and misguidance is just a game for Him; He surely
plays it to make fun of humankind.
Since four-fifths of humankind is still non-Muslim, and hence
unbelievers, Allah obviously is more active in the field of misguidance
than guidance. Look at the following to realise this fact:
"Hast thou (Muhammad) not seen how We (Allah)
sent the Satans against the unbelievers, to prick
them." (Mary, XIX: 85 )
Now one can see clearly that the Koranic concept of guidance is so self-
contradictory and confusing that it cannot be acceptable to any rational
person; guidance must be straight, easy and impressive. Obviously, the
Koran has some other purpose. What is it?
This mystery can be solved by referring to the following verses:
"The unbelievers of the People of the Book (The Old
and New Testaments) and the idolaters shall be in the
Fire of Hell, therein dwelling for ever."
(The Clear Sign, XCVIII: 5)
As we all know, the Jews and Christians claim to be monotheists i.e. they
believe in One God, yet the Koran has called them ''unbelievers" and
banded them together with the idolaters. Obviously, according to the
Koran, belief in Allah alone, counts for nothing. Therefore, in Islam,
Muhammad is the central figure and Allah is just a decorative
convenience; Allah is portrayed as All-powerful but He does not have
authority to treat a person as a believer even though he/she may be a
devotee of His. He is obliged to throw him/her into hell unless he/she
believes in Muhammad, too! Small wonder that the Muslims assert:
"BA KHUDA DIWANA BASHAD BA MUHAMMAD HOSHIYAR."
(One may be negligent towards God but one must be circumspect
(respectful) towards Muhammad!)

I have already discussed that man has been endowed with the Urge of
Dominance, which motivates his behaviour to occupy the highest
possible position in social and political hierarchies. Our Prime Ministers,
Presidents, Kings, Dictators are the realisation of this urge. Their
common trait is, that they all want to command, but their authority
perishes as soon as they embrace death. However, there is a small band
of men, whose Urge of Dominance is the sharpest and the loftiest: they
want to command people even after they have become dwellers of
graves. Members of this rare group are called "Prophets and Messiahs."
They use God for their own ambitions of immortality; supremacy and
divinity through an indirect approach; they pretend to be the prophets
i.e. servants of God but they wield all the Divine powers in His name,
eventually pushing Him into the background.
This is a stunning process. When we analyse it carefully, it appears to be
of the Indian origin; pondering over the phenomena of nature such as
the sun, the moon, the day, the night, the wind, the rain, the lightning,
the fire, etc. the Indian Seers came to realise that there is a power of
Divine Origin behind each of these spectacles. That Divine power, they
referred to as god or goddess, and started adoring it. These displays of
nature i.e. Iightning that could be seen, thunder that could be heard,
and wind that could be felt, were the symbols of gods and goddesses,
lurking behind these natural pageants. Eventually, the fervour of
devotion, led to the shaping of idols, which became symbols of the
respective deities. As every idol identified a particular natural
phenomenon, it did not represent the totality of Divine Powers,
individually. Though devotees were enthusiastic about the greatness of
the statues they worshipped, they did not revile the gods of other
people owing to their belief that they too, were divine for representing
natural forces. This is what created pantheism i.e. the doctrine that
identifies God with the universe, leading to the worship of all gods, who
collectively stand for the One Ultimate Truth.
There is a clear historical evidence that circa 2000 B.C., the Indian
doctrine of polytheism reached the Middle Eastern countries when the
Kassites (and later, the Mittanis), who worshipped the Indian gods,
conquered these lands. Prophethood seems to be a close variation of the
Indian idolatry: an idol is a symbol or visual aid to recognise the divine
power or deity concealed behind it. Though an intelligent devotee
worships the god-behind-the-statue and not the statue itself, the
ordinary worshipper started treating the idol as the final goal, and the
divinity that it represented receded into oblivion.
It should be borne in mind that when a person claims to be a Prophet, he
apparently projects himself as the shadow, and God as the Reality, but
as he possesses an immense dominance-urge, he becomes extremely
anxious to reverse the order of priority, that is, people should think of
the shadow as the Reality and the Reality as the shadow. This inverse
relationship is the real goal of prophethood. And it becomes possible
because as in idolatry the idol can be seen but the divinity behind it
remains invisible, exactly the same way the Prophet is visible but the
God that he represents cannot be seen. Thus the Prophet like an idol
secures the status of God, though to maintain appearance, he may
protest and call himself a human or servant of God. So forceful is the
device of prophethood that it makes the Prophet ascend the dignity of
God Himself; the more he denies to be Divine, the less he is believed to
be human!
Now, let us examine the purpose of Muhammad's Prophethood in the
light of this discussion:
To start with, Muhammad asserted that he did not want to be a prophet.
He was so upset by the vision of Gabriel that he tried to commit suicide.
It was his wife, Khadija, who convinced him through the agency of her
cousin Warqa bin Nofal that he was chosen as the Prophet by Allah.
Thus, he started assuring people that he was a servant of God, who had
been appointed to convey His message. Consider the following to realise
the truth:
1. "And if you are in doubt concerning that We (Allah)
have sent down on our servant, then bring a sura like
it." (The Cow, 11: 20)
2. The Prophet being a mortal, is equally subject to Allah's reward and
punishment:
"lf He (Allah) will, He will have mercy on you
(Muhammad), or if He will, He will chastise you."
(The Night Journey, XVII: 55)
3. The Prophet is warned by Allah
"Set not up with Allah
another God, or you
will be cast into Hell, reproached
and condemned." (The Night Journey, XVII: 40)

There is a lot of material in the Koran and hadith to show that the
Prophet Muhammad claimed to be a mortal and a humble servant of
Allah, chosen to deliver His message. But it was so only when he was
weak. As he started gaining strength through his political skills and
martial endeavours, he began changing his tone, until he was able to
claim himself to be Allah's Superior. Here is the testimony:
1. In the beginning, the entire Koranic emphasis is on obedience to
Allah, but with the passage of time, Muhammad finds it convenient to
include himself in the Divine dignity:
"Obey God and Messenger (Muhammad)."
(The House of Imran, III: 25)
2. "Obey God and His Messenger: happly so
you will find mercy."
(The House of Imran, III: 125)
Note that now the same Muhammad, who cannot bless or curse, has
become the fountain of mercy along with Allah!
As the Prophet becomes politically powerful, he acts as Allah's co-
sovereign because from now on whatever Allah does, He includes
Muhammad in it:
"It is not for any believer, man or
woman, when God and His Messenger
have decreed a matter, to have the choice
in the affair. Whoever, disobeys
Allah and His Messenger, has gone astray
into clear error."
(The Confederates, XXXIII: 35)
3. Here comes the climax when Muhammad reverses his role completely
and, as a result, Allah and His angels become his worshippers. It is quite
fantastic:
"Lo! Allah and His angels shower praises
on the Prophet (Muhammad). O ye who believe
also shower praises on him and salute him
with a worthy salutation."
(The Confederates, XXXIII: 56)
It should be noted that the Koranic text uses the words: 1. YASALLUNA
and 2. SALLU
The former is the plural form of the verb and the latter is its imperative
form. Different translators have translated "yasalluna" as "pray peace to
(the Prophet) " or "shower blessings on (the Prophet)." In fact, this is a
vain attempt to conceal the intensity of the meaning that this word
portrays and, therefore, does not blend in with the general tone of the
Koran, which purports to depict Muhammad as a mortal and Messenger.
ASSALAAT is the noun of the said verb and has exactly the same root.
Whenever the word assalaat occurs, it means ritualised prayer, which an
inferior i.e. a human offers to God. For example, one may refer to Cow,
II: 3, 276, or Women, IV: 161. Therefore, it means worship and
"yasallunaa is synonymous with yabudun which also signifies
glorification of God. Thus the verse XXXIII: 56 means that Allah and His
angels worship Muhammad and so must do the Muslims, but with a
worthy salutation. This extraordinary emphasis in relation to Muhammad
is the source of the general Muslim attitude, which I described earlier
as:
"BA KHUDA DIWANA BASHAD BA MUHAMMAD HOSHIYAR"
This is absolutely incredible! In all other religions, it is man who
worships God but in Islam, it is God who worships man (Muhammad). Yet
the Muslims call themselves monotheists! They are surely the worst
idolators on earth.
However, the faithful have found ways of alloting entirely different
meaning to the words as suggested by their natural sense, and have,
thus, sought refuge behind a mighty wall of self-deception with the help
of far-fetched interpretations to prop up their faith, which cannot stand
up to the advancing forces of reason. Therefore, they are quick to
charge their critics with blasphemy, and are reluctant to accept that
Islam is Muhammadanism, and not a monotheistic religion.
Since it is the practice that signifies the value of a principle, I must refer
to the following facts to prove the veracity of the meaning of the verse
under discussion:
1. Is it not true that praising Muhammad is an integral part of their daily
prayers?
2. Haven't the Muslims perfected a form of Muhammad- worship known
as "DAROOD?" "MAJLIS-E-DAROOD" which has become a routine affair
and is considered the chief source of salvation.
3. All Muslim nations have developed a hymnal form of poetry called
"NATIYAKALAAM," exclusively dedicated to the most extravagant
adoration of Muhammad.
4. QWAALI is yet another musical mode of worshipping Muhammad. It is
highly popular among the SUFIS and their followers.
5. SHAHADA, which is the basic confession for every Muslim, includes
the name of Muhammad with that of Allah. In the strict Koranic
terminology, it is known as SHIRK i.e. associating someone else with
Allah. This is the most dreadful sin because:
"Allah forgives not that anyone should be associated with Him (Allah);
less than that He forgives to whomsoever He will. Whoso associate with
Allah anything, has gone astray into manifest error." (Women, IV: 115)
The Muslims must realise that the original Koranic principle is:
"Allah is the absolute, Owner of praise."
(The Cow, II: 267)
The Prophet Muhammad achieved this ascendancy over Allah through
his doctrine of guidance, which is contained in the Cow, II: 1:
"That is the Book (Koran), wherein is no doubt, a guidance to the
righteous, who believe in the Unseen, and perform the prayer, and
expend of that We (Allah) have provided: who believe in what has been
sent down ( i .e. Koran ) to thee ( Muhammad ) and what has been sent
down before thee, and have faith in the Hereafter (the Day of
Judgement): those are upon guidance from their Lord; those are the
ones who prosper."
In this context the key-word is MUTTAQI, which has been translated as
Godfearing, pious, those who are afraid of loss" etc. However, in
general, it is accepted to mean "righteous." Thus, the Koran guides the
righteous only. It is very strange, indeed, because the righteous person
is the one, who is already guided by his own good nature. Again, these
verses declare that the righteous are those who believe in the Koran and
its mythology such as believing in the Unseen and the Day of Judgement,
and also offer prayers etc. without raising any question at all. Thus, the
Prophet Muhammad banished reasoning from the kingdom of faith,
making fanaticism the foundation of his creed.
Having denounced the rational enquiry into matters concerning faith, it
was not difficult for Muhammad to raise himself as the greatest Idol of
all times. Just see how he did it. He declared:
"You (the believers) have had a good example in
God's Messenger for whosoever hopes for God and
the Last Day .." (The Confederates, XXXIII: 20)
This is how the Prophet appointed himself as the Model of Behaviour for
all his followers, who were required to walk, talk, eat, drink, think, dress
and physically look like him. He succeeded in this attempt because he
further added through the Koran:
"If you (the believers) obey him (the Prophet
Muhammad) you will be guided." (Light, XXIV: 50)
Again,
1. " ...If you love Allah, and follow me
(Muhammad), God will love you, and forgive
you your sins." (The House of Imran, III: 25)
2. "We (Allah) sent not ever any Messenger, but
that he should be obeyed, by the leave of God."
(Women, IV: 65)
Here one can see how the Prophet Muhammad personalised his
authority in the name of God. Thus, the Islamic theory of guidance has
simply come to mean following Muhammad blindly: any question or
hesitation is tantamount to blasphemy, which leads to hell. Small
wonder that Allah has receded into the background, making Muhammad
the greatest Idol of all times. If this statement is examined carefully, the
truth cannot fail to emerge: it is well known that this earth has several
time zones, which differ from one another gradually. It means that every
moment there is some Muslim who is praying to Muhammad!
One should remember that the Prophet Muhammad secured this unique
Godly position not just through wisdom but as a:
1. Politician, and as a
2. National Imperialist.
Let us examine these fundamental truths in the next two chapters.

CHAPTER 5
MUHAMMAD THE POLITICIAN ( 1 )
The very nature of prophethood requires its claimant to be a prominent
person. Therefore, he must be driven, not only by the zeal of dominance-
urge to seek the highest possible social dignity, but also possess
sufficient wisdom and courage to achieve this goal. As a Prophet is
supposed to be the Representative of God, who is the All-mighty, All-
wise and All-Magnificent, the Prophet cannot represent Him unless he is
a clever man. Thus, it is reasonable to assume that, without political
skill, and the ambition to use it adeptly, nobody can gain the necessary
clout to look a God's appointee. Since God is power, and power is God,
the Prophet must be powerful to appear godly. This is why, the Prophet
must be a politician: politics is the fountain of supreme power.
It is not just a logical conclusion but an historical fact. Abraham, the
founder of the major Semitic religions i.e. Judaism, Christianity and
Islam, was a prominent socio- political figure of his time. To start with,
he left his own country and migrated to an undesignated land, when
Yahwe (the Jewish God) promised him that he would become the founder
of a new nation. It is certainly a high and prestigious ambition to be the
Father of a nation. Chapter 14 of Genesis, contains a narrative about the
local kings. Since many of these kings were Abraham's confederates, he
was certainly a political magnate himself. This is further certified by the
fact that, when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled from the
battlefield, and in an orgy of plunder, kidnapped Lot, Abraham's
nephew, it was he, who "armed his trained servants, born in his own
house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them (the kidnappers)
unto Dan" (Genesis 14: 14).
Abraham's household, consisting of 318 well-trained servants born
there, was certainly a princely home. A prince, a king, a prime minister,
a president or a dictator is essentially a politician because government
is nothing but a political practice. This is the reason that all well known
Semitic prophets were political leaders of their people. Moses, David and
Solomon are some of the examples. Muhammad, who claimed to be the
Last of the Prophets, also belonged to the Semitic group. Therefore, he
had to be a politician in the tradition of Prophethood.
The truth is that he possessed more consummate political skills than any
of his predecessors. He used the old principle of creating personal and
family alliances through nuptial ties for political aims. This is the reason
that all four members of the Caliphate that succeeded him, were
matrimonally related to him. Abu Bakr and Omar were his fathers-in-law,
and Uthman and Ali were his sons-in-law. Without the contributions of
these men, Islam would have faced extinction in its embryonic form.
It goes without saying that prophethood has nothing to do with
spirituality and religion. It is a complex, compulsive and cunning political
doctrine of the Middle East, which treats God as the biggest pawn in the
political game to realise the personal and national ambitions of the man,
who claims to be the Prophet.
In a small treatise as this, it is not possible to examine careers of all the
major Semitic Prophets. Therefore, I shall discuss the political role of the
Prophet Muhammad in relation to Abdullah b. Ubayy.
Who was Abdullah b. Ubayy?
For being the Chief of the Khazrajites, he was the most powerful man in
Medina. He was considered an uncrowned king by the people of the
locality. As Muhammad took refuge there, his message started
spreading among the locals, and the converts were enthused by loyalty
to the Prophet. Thus, the old tribal feuds of the Aus and Khazraj
(Abdullah bin Ubayy's tribe) began to subside owing to their newly found
religious fervour. This novel spirituality gradually tilted the political
balance against Abdullah b. Ubayy, who had enjoyed power almost
exclusively.
His dislike of Muhammad, and Muhammad's policy towards him is
reflected by an episode, reported by an early historian of Islam, Ibn
Hisham:
"Sa'd Ibn Obada fell ill, and Muhammad rode an ass to enquire after the
health of Sa'd. On his way, he saw Abdullah bin Ubayy sitting in the
company of his friends under the shade of house-trees. As a matter of
courtesy, the Prophet alighted, and after greeting him and his
companions, he recited certain portions from the Koran and invited them
to accept the Faith that he preached. Abdullah bin Ubayy listened to him
quietly and then remarked: "Nothing could be better than this discourse
of thine, if it were true. Now, therefore, do thou sit at home and
whoseover cometh to thee, preach thus unto him, and he that cometh
not unto thee refrain from troubling him with that which he dislikes."
These remarks of Abdullah bin Ubayy were so uncouth, unbecoming and
undesirable that the Prophet felt grieved. Reaching his destination,
when he told Sa'd bin Obada what had happened, Sa'd replied: ~Treat
him (Ibn Ubbay) gently, for I swear that when God sent thee unto us, we
had already strung pearls to crown him, and he seeth that thou hast
snatched the kingdom out of his grasp.
Early Islamic history reveals that Sa'd bin Obada's word: "treat him
gently" became the guiding political principle of Muhammad towards
Abdullah bin Ubayy. Realising the expanding power of the Prophet, he
soon calculated that he was not in a position to mount an open
challenge to topple his rival from the political pulpit that he had
occupied. So, he organised an underground movement, which in the
Koranic terms is known as the "Hypocrites." This was a class of people,
who apparently professed to be true Muslims, but at heart, hated the
Prophet and wished him ill. Abdullah bin Ubayy became their leader.
As I shall discuss later, hypocricy is the worst form of unbelief, and
carries a terrible punishment under the Islamic law. With a view to
curtailing this discussion, I shall narrate only three events, which
demonstrate clearly that Muhammad's role was not consistent with the
stated spirit and principles of Islam. Since it was politically motivated,
and it did lead to the Prophet's total grip on Arabia, he was simply a
statesman, who used the old Semitic tradition of Prophethood, which
has proved an effective political weapon over the centuries:
1. In the Battle of Uhad, the Prophet had initially 1,000 combatants: 300
of them belonged to Abdullah bin Ubayy. As the cry for morning prayer
was raised, and the whole Muslim army knelt in prayer, Abdullah bin
Ubayy collected his 300 men and marched back to Medina, leaving the
Prophet to face the enemy with his 700 followers.
This was an example of high hypocrisy, yet the Prophet never invoked
the Islamic punishment against the Chief of Hypocrites. Not only
religiously but also militarily, it was a most heinous crime because it led
to the defeat of Muhammad, causing death of his many followers.
When the Prophet won the Battle of Badr, which gave the real start to
his apostolic career, he claimed Allah had sent angels to fight for him,
contributing to his victory.
One wonders, why Allah did not send any angels to assist His Messenger
when His reinforcement was really needed after the desertion of the
Hypocrites.
2. Imputing adultery to Aisha, was another most dreadful act of Abdullah
bin Ubayy. This slanderous charge caused untold misery to the Prophet's
household. According to Hadith no. 6673 (Muslim), Aisha said: "Woe be
upon those, who harboured doubts about me, and the most notorious
among them was Abdullah bin Ubayy, the great hypocrite."
It was a dreadful conspiracy, capable of undoing the entire work of the
Prophet. Even Allah took serious notice of it and revealed the following
verses:
"And those who cast upon women in
wedlock, and then bring not four witnesses,
scourge them with eighty stripes, and do not
accept any testimony of theirs ever ..."
(Light, XXIV: I)
The Prophet as God's appointed Judge did flog the other false accusers
of his wife but he did not touch Abdullah bin Ubayy, the chief instigator
of this mischief.
A true Judge of God would have imposed the Divine punishment on such
a despicable calumniator as Abdullah bin Ubayy. Only a politician could
ignore it to suit his convenience. So grave was the nature of this crime
that the innocence of Aisha debarred all considerations of mercy, yet the
Prophet's inaction amounted to an honourable discharge for the
perpetrator.
3. Chapter MCLIII of Muslim contains hadiths nos. 6677 to 6681, all
dealing with the various aspects of Abdullah bin Ubaw's burial. In a
nutshell, they state, when Abdullah bin Ubayy, the Chief of Hypocrites,
died:
a. The Prophet brought him out of his grave (just before his body was to
be covered with earth), placed him on his knee and put his saliva in his
mouth (to sanctify him). He had already given his shirt to use it as a
shroud for Abdullah bin Ubayy.
b. Abdullah bin Ubayy's son begged the Prophet to say his father's
funeral prayer. As he got up to pray for the deceased Hypocrite, Omar,
realising the enormity of such an act, caught hold of the garment of
Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: "Allah's
Messenger, are you going to conduct prayer for this man, whereas Allah
has forbidden you to offer prayer for him?" .... the Prophet replied:
"Allah has given me an option as He has said: Ask pardon for them, or
ask not pardon for them; if thou askest pardon for them seventy times,
God will not pardon them. (IX: 80), and I am going to make an addition
to the seventy."
However, I should also mention the addition that has been made to the
Hadith no. 6680: "Do not offer prayer for anyone of them at all and do
not stand upon their graves (IX: 84)."
Nobody knows the exact chronological sequel of the Koranic verses. This
is why the Western scholars have remarked that the Koran has been
written "back to front.'' The above mentioned addition to hadith no.
6680 appears to be a far-fetched endeavour to justify the Prophet's
action. The fact that Umar caught hold of the "Prophet's garment" to
stop him from praying, clearly shows that the Prophet's followers knew
well that it was un-Islamic to pray for a hypocrite, a polytheist or an
unbeliever. If this was not true, Omar would not have dared interfere
with the Prophet.
It should also be remembered that, according to the Muslim scholars,
there are some fifty occasions when Omar's thoughts, opinions and
suggestions were confirmed by Allah in His revelations and afterwards
formed part of the Koran, yet Muslims insist that this is a book from
Allah, who admits no associates in anything He does!
The Hadith no. 5903 (Muslim, IV) confirms that the Koranic verses about
determining Kibla, veiling women and deciding the fate of the prisoners
of Badr, are Omar's judgements that have been incorporated in the
Koran.
What Muhammad did was a political exercise to woo the rest of the
hypocrites. Omar's judgement *(IX: 85) was made a part of the Koran as
an act of rationalisation, which seeks to conceal the political nature of
Prophethood. Considering the close sequence of the verse IX: 80 and IX:
85, one wonders why this total forbiddance should come to Allah's mind
so quickly after the event!
Judging by the Koranic Law, the Prophet had no such option. See for
yourself:
" .... and slay them (hypocrites) wherever you find
them; take not to yourselves any one of them as
friend or helper ...." (Women, IV: 90)
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* And pray thou never over any of them when he is dead, nor stand over
his grave; they disbelieved in God and His Messenger, and died when
they were ungodly.
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This is because hypocrites are unbelievers, and a Muslim has the duty to
despise, detest and destroy them. See the following:
1. "The hypocrites seek to trick God, but God
is tricking them .......
O believers, take not the unbelievers (hypocrites)
as friends instead of the believers .... surely the
hypocrites will be in the lowest
reach of the Fire (hell)." (Women, IV: 140)
2. "O Prophet, struggle with the unbelievers and
hypocrites and be thou harsh with them; their refuge
is hell ....." (Repentance, IX: 70)

In fact, hypocrites are twice as evil as unbelievers because the former


will receive double the punishment.
3. "And some of the people of the City are grown bold
in hypocrisy .... We (Allah) shall chastise them
twice ......" (Repentance, IX: 100)
4. " .... They (hypocrites) are the enemy;
so beware of them. God assail them!
How they are perverted." (The Hypocrites: LXIII: 4)

The Koran does not allow a Muslim to pray for his own parents if they
happen to be unbelievers. According to hadith no. 2129 (Muslim), Allah
would not allow the prophet to pray for his own mother! How could he
have legally prayed for the Chief of the Hypocrites? It is all politics. It is
interesting to know how the Prophet achieved his political aims.

CHAPTER 6
PROPHET AND NATIONALISM (2)
Nationalism is the natural and most effective weapon of a Prophet, who
wants to be loved and worshipped as the only God because of his
immense dominance-urge, which tolerates no equal or rival. This is the
reason that Muhammad made the following principle as the cornerstone
of his prophethood:
"There is no God but Allah."
Allah is the Arabic name of God. Apparently, it signifies monotheism
(existence of One God) but as Allah, along with His angels, worships the
Prophet, it is Muhammad, who is the only God. Muhammad maintained
his uniqueness by a further claim that he was not only the greatest but
also the Last Prophet.
Seeking mass acknowledgement as the only God through proclamation
of prophethood is a very difficult task, indeed, because the claimant
wants this honour eternally, and not for a limited period. Nationalism is
the most suitable vehicle for achieving this end: the Prophet raises a
devoted band of his own nationals, who speak the same language, share
the same cultural traditions, and love the same motherland. It makes
unity easy for achieving the goal. The Prophet's wisdom lies in assuring
his followers that their dignity or degradation is proportionate to their
sincerity of belief in him, and acting upon the Law that he has given
them; the master stroke is that the Law such as the Koran is projected
as divine and eternal. Since Prophet is the fountain of the Divine Law,
devotion to it, in fact, becomes an act of adoring the Prophet, who is
depicted its ultimate goal because it is he who gets his followers into
paradise.
However, it should be understood clearly that a Prophet is the most
sincere leader of his nation in terms of wishing them glory, greatness
and grandeur. It is because the loftier his nation, the greater his
chances to be established as the Divine through its efforts: surely, a cat
is more capable of performing higher deeds than a mouse. Unless, a
Prophet has strong national leanings, he cannot arouse the national
pride of his people. There is a stack of evidence available to
demonstrate that Muhammad was a great national leader because he
believed in the racial superiority of the Arabs, and he used the device of
Prophethood to achieve this goal. Yet the Muslims insist that
Muhammad had nothing to do with nationalism, and his message is
based on human love and international brotherhood.
Instead, they claim that being a Prophet, Muhammad came to eliminate
the last traces of shirk i.e. idolatry, which holds that there are other
gods besides Allah; so enthusiastic was he in this respect that he
declared all sorts of images including portraits and pictures as un-
Islamic. This truth is fully attested by the following hadiths reported in
Volume 7 of Bokhari: 840, 841, 842, 843 and 844.
How desperate Allah is for making people believe in Himself to the
exclusion of all others! Yet, He claims to be the All-mighty, and the
Creator. If it were true, He could have arranged creation in such a way
that man would not have believed in any god but Allah, who could have
thus saved a lot of nagging chagrin to Himself and also spared the most
horrendous torture that anti-idolatry forces have caused to human-kind
by way of religious hatred, leading to mutual destruction and carnage. If
Allah really sent Muhammad for this purpose, then it proved to be an
abortive exercise because there are infinitely more images in the world
today than when Muhammad came to destroy them. Even the Muslims
themselves have become the worst kind of idolaters; they all want to
stuff their pockets with currency notes that carry the figure of some
national hero; they possess cameras to photograph their loved ones,
own television sets to watch pictures and have film industries in their
countries.
Surely idol-bashing could not have been the apostolic purpose of
Muhammad. If it was, then both Allah and Muhammad failed completely
because, instead of disappearing, idolatry has multiplied itself. It does
not prove that Allah is All-wise or All-Mighty. Does it?
However, when we assess the greatness of Muhammad in national
terms, he tops the list of national heroes. The evidence to this effect is
so overwhelming that only the naive will fail to see it:
The people of Muhammad i.e. Arabs, were divided into small tribes,
perpetually at war with one another; poverty and ignorance had reduced
them to extreme insignificance. On the contrary, the Jews, who settled in
various parts of Arabia i.e. Mecca, Medina and Taif, enjoyed a high
status owing to their grip on national trade and commerce. The Jewish
superiority sprang from their religion, which states:
1. The Jews are the chosen people of God, and hence the superior race.
(God could not choose second-class people to call them as his own.
Could He?)
2. Yahwe, the Jewish God, had laid it down as the basic principle for the
Jews that they should pursue the course of riches. In fact, they should be
so wealthy that they ought to lend and not borrow.
3. The Bible had bestowed supernatural reverence on Jerusalem, the
chief city of the Jews.
4. It was a Prophet, called Moses, who had welded his people into a
nation and enthused them with the zeal of racial ideal demanding power,
pomp and prestige.

As the Arabs practised idolatry, closely resembling the *Indian model,


they did not have direct consciousness of a Prophet or Messiah. Since it
is the Jews who popularised these concepts, which had contributed to
their national unity and uniqueness, adopting their doctrines to create a
similar Arab nationhood, would be a great model to follow. Not only the
national appeal of the Jewish principles was tempting to Muhammad, but
the fact that Abraham was a common ancestor to both the Jews and the
Arabs also proved to be an irresistible factor. However, there was one
major drawback: the Torah declared the Arabs inferior to the Jews
because they are held as descendants of Ishmael, fathered by Abraham
but borne by Hagar, who was Sarah's bondwoman of Egyptian origin,
whereas Isaac, was borne by Sarah, Abraham's wife. Therefore to vouch
for the superior birth of Isaac, the Jewish ancestor, the Bible declares:
"But my (God) covenant will I establish with Isaac .." (Genesis 17: 21).
Though God gives Isaac priority, He does not neglect Ishmael: "And also
of the son of the bondwoman (Ishmael) will I make a nation, because he
is thy (Abraham's) seed" ( Genesis 21: 13 ) .
In chapter 17: 20, this Divine undertaking is more pronounced: "And as
for Ishmael .... I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will
multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, I will make him
a great nation."
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* For details, see my article: "India And Democracy."
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However, a deeper study of the Old Testament shows that Ishmael is not
being shown these favours in his own right but because he is someone
from Abraham's seed. It is the divine Covenant that makes a person
God's Lieutenant or Vicar on earth with godly powers, properties and
priorities. And this covenant is with Isaac. This is the reason that God
declares:
"For thou (the Jews) art an holy people unto the Lord
thy God: the Lord thy God, hath chosen thee to be a
special people unto Himself, above all people that are
upon the face of the earth" (Deuteronomy 7: 6).
To maintain the Jewish superiority, God emphasises:
"The Lord shall open unto thee (Jews) His good
treasures .... and bless all the work of thine hand:
and thou shall lend unto many nations, and thou shall
not borrow." (Deut. 28: 12).
Again, the Bible (Genesis 22: 9-12) states that the honour of being
sacrificed to God was bestowed on Isaac, to make him the worthy father
of the Chosen race.
These verses, not only announce superiority of the Jewish race, but also
hold the Arabs in gross contempt compared with the Jews. A nationalist
of the stature of Muhammad could not digest such an insult. His national
pride prompted him to devise an alternative to degrade the Jews and
elevate the Arabs. The following hadith explains this truth:
"Of the two tribes that God chose as the best were
the descendants of Ishmael and Isaac. God preferred
the children of Ishmael (Arabs, to the children of
Isaac - the Jews). Then God created Muhammad in
the chosen tribe of the Quresh (the descendants of
Ishmael ) and then he chose his family as the best
among the Quresh families and created Muhammad
as the best of all men." (Jame Tirmze, Vol. 2)
One can see here the racial pride of the Prophet; he not only exalts the
Arabs over the Jews but also prefers his own family (Hashemites) to the
rest of the Arab clans. Finally, he asserts his own superiority over each
and every member of mankind to rank as Khair-ul-Bashar (the best of
men). It is strange that the non-Arab Muslims eagerly quote the
Prophet's Address of the Last Hajj to prove that there is no colour
distinction or nationalism in Islam. This address is, obviously, a forgery
because it contradicts the principles and practices of the Prophet. Again,
one should remember that members of the Prophet's audience at that
occasion, were all Arabs except a few slaves of the African origin. As the
Arabs have different colours, the Prophet's remarks regarding colour
apply to the Arabs and not the Africans, who were never given high
posts in the Prophet's administration. One must also remember the
famous hadith:
"Love of one's motherland is an integral part of faith."
The above quoted hadith clearly testifies to the Prophet's national zeal
and demonstrates his effort to convince his fellow-Arabs that they are
superior to the Jews, whose racial ties were forged into a distinct
nationhood with the force of religious manipulation. Obviously, this is
the reason that Muhammad, following the Mosaic model, invented Islam
to glorify Arabia.
Muhammad was a wise man. He knew that the Jews of Arabia had
tremendous economic resources and social expertise. If they could be
persuaded to become a part of the Arab nationalism, Arabia would stand
to gain a great deal from this amalgam. Therefore, as a first step, he
held out an olive branch to them. It was a psychological approach, which
sought national union by exploiting the common ancestry starting with
Abraham. It was a serious attempt to raise a Super Semitic Nation.
Consider the following facts:
1. The Prophet commences his national campaign by acknowledging the
Jewish claim of racial superiority. The Koran says:
"Children of Israel, remember My (God's) blessings
wherewith I blessed you, and that I
have exalted you above all beings."
(The Cow, 11-115)
2. It is difficult to change one's relgion, but the Prophet Muhammad's
genius made it easy to swallow the pill of conversion. He declared Islam
was not a new religion but a continuation of the faith that Allah had
handed down from Prophet to Prophet:
"He (Allah) has laid down for you as religion that He
charged Noah with, and that We (Allah) have
revealed to thee ( Muhammad ) and that we charged
Abraham with, Moses and Jesus ...."
(Counsel, XLII: 11 )
3. With a view to alleviating the Jewish fear that accepting Islam might
destroy their national identity, the Prophet Muhammad even accepted
diminution in his own status; he declared that Islam is the religion of
Abraham, the Jewish patriarch:
" ... your religion (Islam) being the creed of your
father Abraham: He named you ( the followers of
Muhammad) Muslim." (The Pilgrimage, XXII: 75)
4. To drill home the message of Jewish-Arab unity, the Prophet bestows
lavish praises on Abraham:
"Follow you the creed of Abraham (Islam), a man
of pure faith, and no idolater."(The Bee, XVI: 120)
5. "No, Abraham in truth was not a Jew: neither a
Christian, but he was a Muslim."
(The House of Imran, III: 60)
6. "We (Allah) chose him (Abraham) in the present
world, and in the world to come, he shall be among
the righteous." (The Cow, II: 120)
7. Adoption of Jerusalem as the Kibla or direction of worship by
Muhammad, is the master stroke of his political acumen, which also
proves that for raising a Super Semitic Nation, he was fraternal, flexible
and far-sighted. As I shall explain in another chapter, it was a political
act of high courage, which could not be taken without stupendous good
will. In fact, it was a supreme example of sacrifice, which only a man of
Muhammad's stature could envisage. Had the Jews listened to the
Prophet, the unrivaled glory that Kaaba has enjoyed for the last
fourteen centuries, would have belonged to Jerusalem, bestowing divine
reverence on the Jews, instead of the unspeakable condemnation that
they have suffered in the world of Islam since its inception.
The Jewish refusal to embrace Islam, turned the Prophet against them,
and he decided to raise a purely Arab nation instead of a Super Semitic
Nation. Considering the ferocity of the Prophet's anti-Jewish action, it is
obvious that he t hought of Judaism as a permanent threat to the Arabs
and his creed. Therefore, he prepared a master plan:
1. To raise a pure Arab nation by eliminating the Jews from Arabia.
2. To make Islam the tool of self-perpetuating Arab Imperialism in such a
way that, although it is sharp, shocking and shattering in purpose, its
appeal must be hilarious, hooking and hypnotising. In fact, it must
create similar mental conditions in the non-Arab Muslims as a flame
does in moths and they become eager to cremate themselves on it.
3. Realising the world-wide spread of the Jews and their influence
stemming from their commerical expertise, he made Jew-hating a
doctrine of the Islamic faith so that the Muslims all over the world must
join the Arabs in condemning the Jews in the international arena.

I may discuss part one of this Prophetic Plan in this chapter, but shall
deal with section two, i.e. Islam, the tool of self-perpetuating Arab
Imperialism in chapter seven, and section three in chapter eight headed
as "The Clash of Prophets."
1. Elimination of Jews
Hadith no. 4363 (Muslim) states that the prophet said: "O ye assembly of
Jews, accept Islam and you will be safe ... you should know that the
earth belongs to Allah and His apostle, and I wish that I should expel you
from this land."
Here is the story of Banu Kainuka:
a. The Banu Kainuka, a Jewish tribe, were beseiged in A.D. 624. After a
fortnight, they surrendered. The Prophet wanted to execute the lot of
them. Abdullah bin Ubayy, who had been their ally, begged mercy for
them. The prophet turned his face away to ignore the plea but Abdullah
persisted in his pleading and caught hold of the Prophet's arm. The
Prophet cursed him loudly and commanded him to release his grip but
he would not do so until he had compassion on the captives. In support
of his action, Abdullah enumerated the virtues of his Jewish associates
and * said, "I will not let thee go until thou hast compassion on my
friends; 300 soldiers armed in mail, and 400 unequipped - they defended
me on the fields of Hadaik and Boath. Wilt thou cut them down in one
day O Muhammad?"
Though fallen from the pulpit of power, Abdullah was still too powerful
to be ignored. "Let them go!" the Prophet said reluclantly; "the Lord
curse them, and him (Abdullah) too."
Though the Prophet spared their lives, he banished the whole tribe of
Banu Kainuka from Arabia.
Here, the stance taken by Abdullah bin Ubayy clearly demonstrates that
the Arabian Jews were not faithless and treacherous people as depicted
by the Muslim historians. They honoured their alliances and fought for
their principles. It is unfair to denegrate a people for struggling to hold
its traditions and liberties.
b. Invasion of Khaiber
"What do they seek to hasten Our (Allah's)
chastisement? When it lights in their courtyard, how
evil will be the (morning) of them that are warned!
So turn thou (Muhammad) from them for a while,
and see; soon they shall see!
Glory be to thy Lord, the Lord of Glory .."
(The Rangers, XXXVII: 175-80)
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* The Life of Mahomet, P. 242
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What do these Koranic verses imply? They state that the Prophet had
extended an invitation of embracing Islam to the Jews of Khaiber but
they ignored the call. For inducing a false lull, the prophet allowed them
sufficient time to feel smug about the warning (i.e. embrace Islam or
else). Then all of a sudden, without giving them a notice of battle, as
had been the custom of the invaders for centuries, the Prophet attacked
the Jews of Khaiber. The hadith no. 4437 (Muslim) describes the event:
"When we entered the town, he (the Prophet) said:
'God is Great. Khaiber shall face destruction .... it
is a bad day for them who have been warned (and
have not taken heed).'" The people of the town had
just come out (from their houses) to go about their
jobs. They said (in surprise): "Muhammad has come.
We captured by force."
It is really astonishing that the Prophet attacks a people without any
ultimatum, ignoring the established customs of warfare, especially when
their only crime is that they refuse to accept him as the Apostle of God.
Even a more stunning attitude is that of Allah, who feels so proud of the
situation that He exclaims: "Glory be to thy Lord, the Lord of Glory!"
The situation that arose from this raid has been described in hadith no.
3325 (Muslim) and explained in the footnote by the annotator (in note
no. 1870). As a result of the successful invasion, whatever the
vanquished possessed, became property of the victor by grace of Allah.
In the huge holy booty, was included a dazzling Jewish beauty of
seventeen called Safiyya, the daughter of Huyayy bin Akhtab, the Chief
of Quraiza and al-Nadir. She was the wife of Kinana, the keeper of the
great treasure, reluctant to disclose its secrets. The Prophet ordered al-
Zubayr bin al-Awwam to "torture him until you extract what he has." As
a result, there was "kindled a fire with flint and steel on his chest until
he was nearly dead." Once the treasure was discovered, he lost his
significance, and was put to death at the Prophet's behest.
The pious victory turned the profane prisoners of war into possessions
for the holy crusaders; one of them called "Dihya" came forward and
said, "Messenger of Allah, bestow upon me a girl out of the prisoners."
He said: "Go and get any girl." He made a choice for Safiyya bin Huyayy.
Dihya's fellow-crusaders, realising what had happened, reported to the
prophet: "She is worthy of you only .....we have not seen the like of her
among the captives of war." It is easy to see that it was not a reference
to her social status but the bewitching beauty. The Prophet summoned
them, and said to Dihya: "Take any other woman from among the
prisoners."
Hadith no. 3329 (Muslim) describes the rest of the episode, which took
place the day when her entire family had suffered decimation along with
her husband. The Prophet freed Safiyya on the condition of marrying
him. Anas, the narrator of this hadith adds that the prophet "then sent
for my mother and asked her to embellish her (Safiyya). Allah's
Messenger (may peace be upon him) then got out of Khaiber (and kept
moving) until when he was on the other side of it (Khaiber); he halted
and a tent was pitched for him (to pass the night.)"
Next morning a simple nuptial feast was held. Thereafter the journey to
Medina started, Safiyya being seated behind him. Reaching close to the
destination, their camel stumbled, and they both fell down. As people
rushed to them, the Prophet said: "We have received no injury. We
entered Medina and there came out the young ladies of the Household
( i .e. Prophet's other wives ) . They saw her (Safiyya) and blamed her
for falling down."
The faithful have advanced some incredible arguments for Muhammad's
marriage to Safiyya, but the fact is her alluring beauty. The Prophet
stopped his journey while he was just on the other side of Khaiber and
still within the tactical reach of the enemy if he could take revenge.
Some sceptics have pointed out that the prophet should not have
consummated his marriage with Safiyya immediately, as he did, because
she was a young widow. According to his own law, he must have allowed
sufficient time to establish that she was not pregnant.
c. Treatment of Banu Quraiza
Having expelled Banu Nadir from Arabia, the Prophet Muhammad
decided to exterminate Banu Quraiza, another Jewish tribe.
Since it is the habit of the Muslim expositors to turn, twist and treat
every event to suit their own palate, I shall ignore their explanations of
this highly doleful episode of history to dwell on the actual handling of
the Jews by the Prophet. For the sake of consistency, I may quote it from
my own book: "Faith And Deception."
According to Aisha, the Prophet had just returned from the Battle of
Ditch, and had hardly taken off his armour when the angel Gabriel
appeared and told him to destroy Banu Quraiza (hadith no. 4364 -
Muslim). Just see, how proudly Allah narrates this event in the Koran:
"And He (Allah) brought down those of the People of
the Book, who supported them from their fortresses
and cast terror in their hearts; some you
(Muhammad) slew, some you made captive.
And He (Allah) bequeathed upon you their lands,
their habitations, and their possessions,
and a land you never trod. God is powerful
over everything." (The Confederates, XXXIII: 25)
The besieged Jews, having suffered for twenty-five days, surrendered on
the condition that their fate would be judged by Saad bin Muaadh, a
chieftain of the Ansar. The hadith no. 4369 of the Sahih Muslim contains
his judgement, which states " ... kill their fighters and capture their
women and children."
The Jews were taken out from their fort, and like animals, were penned
up in separate yards. They prayed all night to their Lord God for mercy
while a long deep trench was being dug up by the zealous Muslims at
the command of the Prophet. It was a mass grave for the Jews, who had
defied Muhammad to protect their faith, possessions, wives and
children. As the sunrays were about to break through the curtain of
darkness, the grave was ready to provide a last refuge to the victims of
helplessness. Having said prayers to the Most Compassionate Allah, the
Prophet, who claimed to be Mercy for all beings, took a seat by the
dreadful pit to supervise the operation personally. The Jewish men were
brought in bands of five or six, without knowing their destination. Each
man, with his hands tied at the back, was commanded to lie down and
stretch his neck over the bank of the ditch, where stood Ali and Zubair,
who removed heads from their bodies with massive swords. By dusk, the
job was completed. The pleasure of Allah and Muhammad led to the
cold-blooded killing of 800 Jewish men, which in terms of today's inflated
population, would equal 80,000 men. Their children were enslaved and
women turned into concubines with a view to providing the faithful with
the foretaste of paradisiac delights.
Saad bin Muaadh's decision was a demonstration of extreme cruelty,
especially when the Prophet Muhammad claimed to be "Mercy for all
beings," and not just for the Muslims. The Muslim scholars justify this
verdict on the pretext that Saad was not in a good mood owing to ill
health. This in fact, is an anti-Islamic attitude because another hadith
states as a principle that a Qazi (judge) must not give judgement when
in a bad state of mind. The attitude of the Muslim scholars is false
because the hadith no. 4371 (Muslim) clearly states that the prophet
fully approved of the judgement by saying: "you have judged their case
with the judgement of God, the Exalted and Glorified."
Among the Jewish women that fell to the Muslim faithfuls as spoils of the
war, was an enchanting young beauty of twenty-two, called Rihana,
whose husband, parents and closest relations had just been massacred
and buried at the Prophet's command. He wasted no time in inviting her
to accept his Prophethood and become one of the wives, but she failed
to understand how the "Mercy for all beings" could make such a proposal
when she was being choked by grief, pain and sorrow. When she refused
to embrace Islam, the prophet took her for a concubine, which is an
unmarried slave woman. The Islamic law allows the master to use her
sexually, but treats her children as legitimate! The Prophet owned
another concubine presented to him by the Governor of Egypt as a
personal gift. Her name was Mary (Mariya); she bore him a son called
"Ibrahim."
From the above episode, one can clearly see that the treatment of Banu
Quraiza and other Jewish tribes, is a pathetic model of ethnic cleansing.
The Jews suffered this fate when they refused to become Arabs. We
cannot find an example of such extreme nationalism so early in history.
Yet the Muslims believe that Islam does not recognise nationalism. They
insist that it is a message of international brotherhood!
It is a gross misconception. Here is the truth that exposes the true
nationalistic nature of Islam:
1. In fact, Islam is based on the racial pride of the Prophet Muhammad,
who wanted to exalt the Arabs over the Jews. For sake of convenience, I
re-quote the hadith:
"Of the two tribes that God chose as the best were
the descendants of Ishmael and Isaac. God preferred
the children of Ishmael (Arabs) to the children of
Isaac (the Jews). Then, God created Muhammad in
the chosen tribe of Quresh (the descendants of
Ishmael) and then He chose the best family among
the Quresh and created Muhammad as the best of
men." (Jame Tirmze, Vol. 2)
Since every word of this hadith emits the national pride of Muhammad,
it is difficult to imagine that Islam can have any purpose other than
serving the cause of Arabia. When we look into it more carefully, it
transpires that Islam represents a narrow concept of nationalism, which
restricts the right of governing to the Quresh, that is, the Prophet's clan
only:
2. "May Allah destroy those who intend to humiliate the Quresh." (Jame
Tirmze, Vol. 2)
3. " ...the prerogative to rule shall remain vested in the Quresh, and
whosoever is hostile to them, Allah shall destroy him.." (Sahih Bokhari,
Vol. 4)
4. "The right to rule shall belong to the Quresh even if two men existed."
(Bokhari, Vol. 4)
One must remember that Volume 9 of the Sahih Bokhari clearly states
that Abu Bakr was chosen as the First Caliph on the authority of these
hadiths because he belonged to the Quresh tribe, and the other Arab
clans had to withdraw their claims. This fact became entrenched as the
political doctrine of Islam. This is why all the caliphs, both in Baghdad
and Spain, came from the Quresh family over a period of many
centuries.
5. That the Prophet was a staunch believer of Arab nationalism, is
confirmed by his extreme love for Mecca i.e. Arabia, his homeland:
The Prophet said, "O Mecca, by Allah you are better than any part of the
earth, and dearer to me than the rest of the world." (Jame Tirmze, Vol. 2)
6. "He who aggresses against Arabia, shall not win my love, nor will I
intercede for him." (Jame Tirmze, Vol. 2)
7. For bestowing Divine reverence on Mecca (the home town of the
Prophet), he claimed that when Allah expelled Adam from the Garden of
Eden, He ordered him to go to Mecca and build there the House of God.
And so, he did.
Nobody wants to have his house built in a desert if he can have it in a
green valley. Why did God prefer the Arabian desert? Again, as Adam
was the first person, who ever lived, there could not have been such a
thing as Mecca or Arabia. No faithful has ever considered this point. It is
a proof of their total brainwashing.
8. The Kaaba, i.e. Mecca was projected as more sacred than Jerusalem
because it was claimed by the Prophet that it had been rebuilt by
Abraham.
There is no historical proof that Abraham ever visited Mecca. He was an
inhabitant of Ur in Mesopotamia, hundreds of miles away from it. If it
was a fact, the Old Testament would have certainly mentioned it. It was
an attempt of the Prophet to make Arabia the centre of international
adoration so that foreign nations must accept the Arab cultural
hegemony.
9. To make sure that Mecca becomes the hub of international reverence,
the prophet declared that even God was worthy of worship owing to His
association with Mecca.
"I have only been commanded
to serve the Lord of this territory (Mecca)
which He has made sacred." (The Ant, 27: 91)
10. One should remember that Moses had associated God with Israel
only to make the Jews a special people. The Prophet Muhammad
followed this model to create a Divine Arab nation, which should be
culturally obeyed and loved by all other people. See the following:
"YOU (the Arabs) are the best nation ever brought
forth ... bidding honour, and forbidding dishonour..."
(The House of Imran, III: 105)
Here the non-Arab Muslims, especially the Indians, the Pakistanis, the
Bangladeshis, who have lost all sense of national honour owing to a long
period of political humiliation, buttress their psychological degradation
by pretending that in this verse "you" means the Umma i.e. the
international community of Muslims. The stark truth is that when this
verse was "revealed," there was no Umma but the Arab Muslims.
Examine the following verse to understand its true meaning:
11. By the Clear Book,
behold, We have made it an Arabic Koran;
haply you will understand ..."
(Ornaments XLIII, 1-4)
There is no room for any ambiguity here: The Koran has been delivered
in Arabic so that "you" - the Arabs must understand it. Therefore, Islam
is meant for the Arabs only because it is their language.
This discussion clearly demonstrates that the Prophet Muhammad was a
great nationalist. To raise a pure Arab nation, he carried out a
systematic programme of ethnic cleansing, and to motivate his people
with a supernatural zeal, he assured them that they were appointed by
Allah as the Best Nation, charged with the international duty to bid
honour and forbid dishonour. (III-105)
This divine duty of the Arabs "to bid honour and forbid dishonour" is
what makes them Warden of humanity, and thus, entitles them to
declare Jehad i.e., holy war against infidels to achieve their secular aims.
A Prophet, as stated earlier, is a man of super ego; he wants to be
treated as God's Superior without discarding his mantle of humanity
because this indirect approach makes his actions look unselfish and a
part of divine duty. For raising himself to such unique status, he needs a
strong and well-disciplined nation, thoroughly devoted to his cause. This
type of ambition requires followers, who are so drunk with the wine of
faith that they make fun of reason, the foundation of humanity. This is
why a Prophet uses revelation as the tool for realising his dreams:
without doubt this is the most effective means of brainwashing, which
reduces a man to the level of a monkey, and he cannot see the
difference between honour and dishonour: honourable is what serves his
purpose: the rest is dishonourable.
The prophet Muhammad being a great visionary, knew that the history
of nations is subject to rise and fall. Therefore, a fallen nation cannot
keep a Prophet on the pulpit of divinity. With the force of sagacity, he
made Islam, the self-perpetuating Arab Imperialism in such a way that it
is very hard, indeed, to penetrate this truth that lies concealed under its
most alluring cover of piety, purity and probity.
In the next chapter, we may have a glimpse of this mystery.

CHAPTER 7
ISLAM, THE SELF-PERPETUATING
TOOL OF ARAB IMPERIALISM
Muhammad was not the only person in Arabia, who had claimed to be
the Prophet of God. There was Taliha, chief of the Bani Asad, who was
acknowledged to have power of divination. He was defeated by Khalid in
a severe engagement. Museilima was another contender in this field. He
worked miracles and claimed to have been sent by Allah to share the
dignity of Prophethood with Muhammad. He went so far as to assert that
Muhammad had recognised his claim. Eventually, he was killed in the
battle of Al- Yemama, which could have proved disastrous to the survival
of Islam. Al-Aswad, known as the Veiled Prophet of Yemen, was yet
another claimant in this field. Though brave and a willing fighter, he was
arrogant and thus, lacked popular appeal. He was brought to his end by
a spate of intrigues skilfully conducted by the followers of Islam.
Existence of several Prophets at the same time in the same country
shows that Prophethood has nothing to do with Allah; it is simply a
contrivance to hypnotise people through supernatural ruses. God would
not have sent so many Prophets to the Arabs at the same time. These
men were, obviously, self-designated Prophets. Muhammad won
because he adopted national approach, which appealed to the patriotic
men of his age like Abu Bakr and Umar, whose combined efforts not only
saved Islam from extinction but also substantially contributed towards
its glory. The other contestants in this field lost owing to their parochial
approach. On the contrary, Muhammad's design was not only
nationalistic but also highly ambitious because it promised imperial
dignity to the Arabs, who had known nothing except destitution, distress
and degradation. This was the dream that only a man of Muhammad's
stature could make come true. His success surely proves the
evolutionary maxim: survival of the fittest. It had nothing to do with
Allaah, who himself depended on Muhammad for glorifying Him. Let us
look into his plan of the Arabian Imperialism:
He claimed that he was a Prophet of God, and there was nothing unusual
about his claim because:
"Every nation has its Messenger; then
When their messenger comes, justly,
the issue is decided between them, and
they are not wronged." (Jonah, X: 45)
This theme is also repeated in 2: 148. Obviously, a Prophet comes to a
people to settle all their issues justly with the purpose of uniting them
into a vigorous nation. However, according to the Koran, the effective
way of securing national unity is through the appointment of a Kibla i.e.
the direction of worshipping God: when all faithful adore the
acknowledged Deity facing in the same direction, they demonstrate their
oneness. This is the reason that hadith no. 20 of Bokhari, Vol. 6, says
that every nation has its Kibla. It is also confirmed by the Koran.
The Prophet had declared Jerusalem, the most sacred Jewish City, as the
Kibla for the Arab Muslims, but after treating it as such for about sixteen
months, he changed it for Kaaba, a sanctuary of Mecca, the Prophet's
hometown. I shall discuss the implications of adopting Jerusalem as the
Muslim Kibla in the next chapter, but here I may add that this change
was dictated by the Prophet's urge to serve his national purpose. The
Koran, states:
"The fools among the people will say,
'what has turned them from the direction
they were facing in their prayers aforetime?'
Say, To God belong the East and the West
He guides whomsoever He will
to a straight path."
We have seen thee (Muhammad) turning thy face
about in the heaven; now we surely turn thee to a
direction that shall satisfy Thee (Muhammad)
Turn thy face towards the Holy Mosque (Kaaba);
and wherever you are, turn your faces towards it."
(The Cow, II: 135-40)
From these verses, it is clear that the change of Kibla from Jerusalem to
Kaaba was affected by Allah not of His own will but at the solicitations of
Muhammad, who was seen by Allah "turning thy face about in the
heavens (skies)." The hadith no. 5903 (Muslims) shows that it was
originally suggested by Umar, the Second Caliph, who was murdered by
a Persian slave because he thought of him (Umar) as a racist.
Fancy Allah's argument here: "to God belong the East and the West." If
the East and the West have equal significance, then why is He forcing
people to change direction of prayer from Jerusalem to Kaaba? Why can't
they face in the direction they like? This step was taken by the Prophet
in the guise of Allah to serve the interests of the Arab Imperialism. In
fact, the change of Kibla has exerted a disastrous effect on the Jewish
destiny and may have lethal consequences for human history, too.
However, it has been a great boon for the Arab Imperialism.
The Prophet Muhammad possessed tremendous political skills. Having
said that every nation has its own Prophet, he asserted that it was
different in his case because he was The Prophet not only for the Arabs
but also for ALL nations:
"Every Prophet is appointed for his own nation but I
have been appointed the prophet for all nations."
(Mishkat, 5500, Vol.3)
When this claim of the prophet's universality is coupled with the change
of Kibla from Jerusalem to Kaaba, then we realise the depth of
Muhammad's wisdom. It means that non-Arab Muslims cannot have their
own Kibla, which serves as the pivot of national honour and unity. They
must treat the Arabian Kibla as their own Kibla and thus accept the
Arabian law and culture to renounce their own national traditions. Do
you know what it means in practice? Here is the explanation:
This act raised Mecca to the highest spiritual reverence. Muslims from
all nations, both high and low, prostrate towards it, not five times a day,
but every moment owing to the ever-changing time-zones of this planet.
The act of habitual prostration enslaves their psyches, making them
unconsciously obedient to Mecca; it decreases their power of reasoning,
correspondingly increasing their intensity of faith, to worship the birth-
place of Muhammad. It is amazing how Muslims beg Muhammad to
intercede with Allah for His mercy both in this world and the world to
come. Ordinarily one nation has to subdue another nation with the force
of arms; the vanquished dislike the victor and want to be free, but in
this case, all non-Arab Muslims shed tears of devotion to be accepted as
the Arabian cultural slaves! Is it not a classical example of a lamb,
begging the butcher to lead him to the slaughterhouse? This is the
wisdom of Muhammad - may peace be upon him.
Being aware of human frailties, the Prophet exerted further
psychological pressure on his non-Arab followers so that they must
subordinate their own culture to that of Arabia. He achieved this goal by
raising the spiritual prestige of the Arab institutions. Here is a brief
account:
1. Kaaba is the House of God because the Almighty had commanded
Adam to build it for Him, and it was also rebuilt by Abraham.
2. A Muslim's grave must be dug in a way that when his body is buried, it
must face towards Mecca.
3. So sacred is Mecca that nobody must defecate himself facing this City.
He who does so is a Kafir (infidel).
4. Allah speaks Arabic, and the Koran is also in Arabic, which is a very
difficult language; all Muslims must learn it to be blessed. Fancy how
biased Allah is in favour of Arabia.
5. The hadith no. 5751 (Mishkat, Vol. 3) reports the Prophet saying:
"Love the Arabs for three reasons because (1) I am
an Arab (2) the Holy Koran is in Arabic and (3) the
tongue of the dwellers of paradise shall also be
Arabic."
6. Kaaba is the centre of Allah's blessings because it is here that 120
Divine Benedictions descend every day, and are then distributed to the
rest of the world!
7. Ibne Majah reports in hadith no. 1463, that a Namaz i.e. prayer in the
Mosque-in-Medina brings 100 times more blessings than a similar prayer
in other mosques, and a prayer in the Kaaba invokes 100,000
benedictions compared to a similar worship in other mosques!
8. Even the Arabian graveyards known as Jannat-ul-Mualla and Jannat-ul-
Baquee are the most sacred. According to a hadith, they look shining to
the dwellers of the skies the same way as sun and moon appear to the
people of the earth. Those who are buried there, shall enter paradise
without any accountability and each of them shall be privileged to
intercede for seventy thousand people!
9. Read the following verse:
"(O Prophet) tell people if you really love
Allah, follow me, and if you act like this, then
Allah will love you, too, and He will forgive your
sins ..." (The House of Imran, III: 30)
When read with the hadith ( 5 ) quoted above, one comes to the
conclusion that to be a Muslim, a non- Arab believer has to live as an
Arab to qualify for Allah's love and pardon!
10. It is a part of the Islamic faith that every Muslim, no matter where he
lives, must come to Mecca for pilgrimage, at least once in a life-time,
provided he has the means to do so.
Over two million Muslims from all over the world come to Mecca every
year to perform the Hajj ceremony. Probably, the same numbers gather
there to observe the Umra rites during the year. These ceremonies
generate so much wealth for the Arabs that, considering their
population, they can maintain standards of living compatible with those
of the Western Europeans.
The Hajj ceremony has been a part of the Arab culture from time
immemorial; it has developed from the Indian principles of idolatry such
as Trimurti, Sabeanism, local superstitions and Greek influences. There
is no historical proof that the temple of Kaaba was ever rebuilt by
Abraham. Even during the early times of Muhammad, it was the centre
of idol-worship along with the age-old custom of kissing the Hajr-E-
Aswad, which the Prophet encouraged because of its deep association
with the Arab national culture. This pagan practice which appealed to
the Arabs, certainly helped the Prophet to gain converts for his faith.
The Hajj ceremony belongs to the pre-Islamic times. It is as much
representative of idolatry today as it ever was. People perform the rites
of kissing the Black Stone including the seven circuits of the Kaaba,
which are considered emblematical relic of the stars' revolutions
associated with the traditions of the heathen Yemen.
What is true of Hajj, equally applies to Allah Himself. It was the name of
the Chief idol of Kaaba associated with Quresh, the tribe of Muhammad.
The Prophet's father's name was Abd Allah i.e. the servant of Allah for
this reason. He retained this name for his God because of its appeal to
the Quresh. Again, Allah was an Arabian God, and everybody swore by
His name irrespective of religion.
By such schemes the Prophet bestowed a greater sanctity on Mecca than
the Jews could ever associate with the Temple of Jerusalem. The
divineness of Mecca imbued the Arabs with an aura of holiness, which
was made distinct by such hadiths that all Muslims must love Arabia,
and those who begrudge it, they shall be deprived of the Prophet's
intercessory blessings, and thus rot in hell.
In this Master Plan of Arabism, the Prophet kept himself right on the
top: even though he calls himself a mortal and the servant of Allah, it is
Allah, who along with His angels, prays peace to Muhammad i.e.
worships him. Therefore, love and obedience to Muhammad is the true
Islam and Allah becomes a mere euphemism for Muhammad, who has
such a strong grip on Him that belief in Allah means nothing at all
without acknowledging Muhammad!
The best way of practising Islam is to treat Muhammad as the Model of
Behaviour:
"You (Muslims) have had a good example in God's
Messenger ( Muhammad ) for whosoever hopes for
God and the Last Day."
(The Confederates, XXXIII: 20)
It means, imitating the Prophet even in minor details i.e. one must think,
feel and act as the Prophet did; one must develop the same tastes and
habits as the Prophet had; one must even eat, drink, talk, walk, sleep
and look like him in dress and general appearance.
When we further ponder over the issue under discussion, it transpires
that this doctrine i.e. the Prophet as the Model of Behaviour, is the true
force, which makes Islam, the Self-Perpetuating Arab Imperialism
because such a confession inspires a Muslim with the duty to treat the
Prophet's principles and practices as his true guide of action. Here is a
very brief sketch of the Prophet's basic principles and practices:
The fundamental principle of Islam is "divide and rule," which splits
humanity socially and politically. It seeks to perpetuate itself through a
permanent strife based on the distinction of Momin (the Muslim) and
Kafir (the non- Muslim). The Koran in The Disputer, LVIII: 20, states this
fact in undisputable terms: the non-Muslims have been labelled as the
"Satan's Party" and the followers of Allah and Muhammad are
designated as "God's Party."
Further, the Koran calls members of the "Satan's Party" as "despicable"
and declares that "they are surely the losers" but about "God's Party," it
adds:
"They are the people who do not love anyone who
opposes God and His Messenger, not even if they
were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or
their clan.... He (Allah) shall admit them into
Gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein to
dwell for ever, God being well-pleased with them,
and they well-pleased with Him. Those are surely
God's Party ... they are the prosperers."
For a clear understanding of these verses, the following facts may be
noted carefully:
1. Members of the "Satan's Party" are bound to be losers. They are
despicable because they do not acknowledge Allah and Muhammad.
2. Members of "God's Party" are the people, who do not love the
opponents of Allah and Muhammad, even if they happen to be their
fathers, sons, brothers or members of their nation (clan). These are the
people, who will prosper in this life and shall be admitted into paradise
in the next world.

Here is the permanent division of Muslims and non- Muslims based on


everlasting social and political conflict, assuring the Muslims the final
victory. However, a person cannot join God's Party until he completely
severs his relationship with his parents, sons, daughters, brothers,
sisters and countrymen, if they do not accept Islam: This is the bane of
all non-Arab countries where Islam entered by virtue of sword, migration
or propaganda. In such lands, it becomes the duty of all converts to
Islam that they must accept the Arab cultural hegemony, that is,
subordinate all their national institutions to those of Arabia, adopt
Islamic law, learn Arabic and Arab manners; love Mecca and Arabs to
acknowledge Muhammad as the Model of Behaviour because being an
Arab he loved and enforced everything that was Arabian. Still worse,
they must hate their own culture and motherland to such an extent that
it becomes Dar-ul-Harb, i.e. a living battlefield. In practice it means that
they must set up an opposite camp in their own motherland and fight
their own countrymen until they all surrender to the Arab Cultural
Imperialism by embracing Islam. It is then and only then that the
country becomes Dar-ul-Islam i.e. the Land of Peace; otherwise it
remains a battlefield (Dar-ul-Harb) where murder and rape of the non-
Muslims ranks as good; lying, cheating and dishonesty are considered
necessary evils and hence, form part of the indigenous Muslim morality.
Motherland! What Motherland? The land of one's birth where one grows
up, lives and finds the last refuge, is deemed as the biggest joke under
the magic of Arabian influence. These non-Arab Muslims develop a
special sense of contempt for their own cultures and motherlands under
the pretence of believing in the Muslim nationhood, which is just a
mirage, a misconception, a morbid condition of the mind.
To realise this truth, look at Egypt, the land of the mighty pharaohs,
whose imperial excellence spanned over 3000 years. This wonderful land
of science, art, culture and godly manners, came down with a thud to
touch its nadir when Islam took over its destiny. There are no Egyptians
anymore. They all have become Arabs!
Or go through the pages of the Iranian history. Their majestic rule lasted
for many centuries. So great was their empire that it was not excelled in
size and grandeur until the British appeared on the international scene
some three hundred years ago. There is a good deal that they
contributed to the development of the Roman law, Greek culture and
Asian traditions. They produced spiritual leaders like Zaratushtra whose
deliberations were to influence Judaism and Christianity. But when Islam
invaded Persia, the Arabs seized all her riches through a well-conceived
system of plunder, which also included beautiful, delicate women, the
throbs of the Iranian poets, whose plaudits, praises and panegyrics had
contributed richness to the traditions of chivalry both in Asia and
Europe. Thereafter, Iran was no more. All its political and cultural glory
was decimated by the Iranians themselves, who, as a result of the
Arabian grafting, started hating their own culture, which has raised
them to the pinnacle of glory. They wanted to be Muslims instead of
Iranians to qualify for the beautiful virgins, the pretty boys and smooth
wines, mentioned in the Koran. Changing their own prophets,
Zaratushtra and Mani with blasphemy, they constructed a new
mythology known as Shiaism, which is totally based on the logo, love
and lore of the Arab heroes, especially the immediate family members of
the prophet Muhammad. Since then, the Iranians have lost their ethos.
Aversion to what Iran stood for, has deprived them of the greatness,
which only one's own national traditions can guarantee. They are no
longer the Iranians that they used to be. Nothing inspires them unless it
is based on the sycophancy of Arabia. The recent Islamic Revolution of
Imam Khomeni testifies to this truth.
India is yet another major victim of Islam. The day Muhammad bin
Qasim, entered Sindh as a conqueror, must rank as the most ominous,
odious and outrageous moment in the history of India, whose proud,
pious and powerful traditions have been the torch-bearer of world
civilisation. The Indians, used to enjoying the warmth of ahimsa, were
stunned by the violence that the Arab raiders displayed in robbing the
rich and seducing the indigenous damsels. Yet the irony was that they
did all this in the name of the Most Compassionate and Just Allah, who
counts these felonies as acts of fairness when they are committed to
torture the unbelievers. Then, this land that had become indifferent to
the vicissitudes of history owing to a very long period of prosperity and
plentitude, was attracted by more Islamic predators, who rushed in
through the Khaiber Pass to loot her wealth, dishonour her daughters
and crush her ethos that had stood the test of time despite its
proneness to physical comforts and spiritual mirages such as ahimsa.
It should be noted that the harm done by these murderers, looters and
seducers as conquerors, may be forgotten, but the wound inflicted by
their ideology i.e. Islam, which brought them to India, cannot be effaced
from memory because instead of healing, this hurt has turned into an
incurable abscess. Though 95% of all Muslims descend from the original
population and the remaining 5% also qualify as Indians owing to their
permanent residence over the centuries, they all want to be considered
as a separate Muslim nation, dedicated to the belief that their
motherland is a Dar-ul- Harb. It is this iniquitous philosophy, which
caused the partition of India. What the Arabs failed to do themselves,
the Arabian doctrine of Divide and Rule has done for them. This is why
Islam is the self-perpetuating Arab Imperialism; it needs no swords, no
guns: its hypnotic appeal, which mentally and emotionally reduces man
to the level of monkey, serves as the Power to achieve the impossible.
One should remember that Islam is the ambassador of permanent
religious, social and political strife; it declares:
"Fight those who believe not in God and the Last
Day ... until they pay the tribute out of hand
and have been humbled." (Repentance, LX: 25)
This readiness for war aiming at humbling the non-Muslims, has been
the driving force of Islam, but it may cease to exist if there was another
Prophet to come. Only fools will think that the Prophet Muhammad was
not wise enough to be conscious of such a drawback. He not only saw it
but plugged this loophole with his usual sagacity. He declared himself to
be the Last of Prophets i.e. there would be no Prophets after him, and
therefore nobody could change his Law of Strife based on the hatred of
one's own motherland until it became Dar-ul-Salaam. Here lies the crux:
a nation is liable to hatred, hurt and humiliation if it does not embrace
Islam, but when it does, it becomes the cultural slave of Arabia because
it has to renounce all its national traditions to accept Muhammad as the
Model of Behaviour, which requires adopting the ways of Muhammad,
whose every breath seems to have been devoted to the glory of Arabia.
What an unbeatable stratagem of imperialism it is!
However, I ought to point out that this doctrine of the "Last
Prophethood" contradicts the basic principle of the Koran, which claims
that Allah sends Prophets to guide human-kind. See for yourself:
"Yet there shall come to you guidance from Me."
(The Cow, II: 35)
This is Allah speaking to Adam, who is being ousted from paradise for
his insolence. This is what seeks to establish the doctrine of revelation
through a Prophet. If people needed guidance before Muhammad
through different Prophets during all ages, why should they be deprived
of this blessing after Muhammad, whose message has been completely
vandalised by his own followers to enhance their personal interests.
Again, why could not Allah have sent only one Prophet for all times right
in the beginning to avoid prejudices and wars that the faiths preached
by different Prophets create? If there is God, He cannot even imagine
this kind of mischief, which is destructive to His creatures. To be
respectable, God must act in an honourable manner.
Since every culture has its own traditions, Prophethood, as a part of the
Middle Eastern culture, has a validity for its own people. But thrusting it
on other nations as Islam does for establishing Arab hegemony, is
aggressive and undesirable. On the contrary, the Mosaic Prophethood is
harmless because the Jews do not seek conversion through propaganda,
persecution and promises.
Still worse is the Islamic attitude that preaches destruction of the Jews
as part of faith and means of salvation. It has caused such an inhuman
animosity between the Muslim and Jewish groups that it is likely to
threaten survival of the human race. Let us ponder over this point in the
next chapter.

CHAPTER 8
THE CLASH OF PROPHETS
Prophethood is a device of the Middle Eastern origin, which seeks to
impose secular and spiritual mastery of one man, the Prophet, over
others in the name of God, who, in fact, is nothing but a tool for realising
the personal ambitions of the Prophet.
Prophethood is not only the divine fountain of despotism but it is likely
to act as the source of destroying mankind. This truth is well illustrated
by Jerusalem, which has become an international dynamite through the
Prophetic jealousies.
Man is privileged to believe in one God, many gods or no god at all. This
fundamental right is given him by his free will, which is the true
distinction between the living and the dead. The Lofty sun, despite
being the source of life, is still lifeless because its every movement is
already determined, and therefore it exists mechanically. On the
contrary, the lowermost amoeba, a protozoa of ever- changing shape, is
a living being for having the ability to move as it pleases.
Prophethood is based on a totally unverifiable claim that God has
appointed the man called ''Prophet," to act as His vicar for persuading
people to obey Him; this supernatural Being, is the Perfect, the Creator,
the All-mighty, the All- wise and the All-independent. This concept is
highly contemptuous of God for several reasons:
1. With all these qualities, God, the Perfect, cannot depend upon
Prophet, the man, who is imperfect. Therefore, the device of
Prophethood by its very nature, is defective, devious and distracting.
Again, owing to its high cultural and religious influence, veracity of the
doctrine of Prophethood must be easily verifiable. Since it is not, it
makes it a source of mischief, which we experience in the form of social
discord.
2. Man is not only endowed with free will but also enjoys his intelligence.
This is what makes him absolutely marvellous, magical and magnificent.
He is, therefore, well-equipped to find the right path for himself. A
Prophet, who lived centuries ago, and rode asses and mules, does not
have the ability to guide the man, who has become a space-traveller
through the means that he has invented himself. If God's guidance was
really essential for man, He would not have equipped humans with such
high intelligence and inventive power. Again, being All-independent and
the Perfect, He should have designed man differently so that he could
not err. This would have saved God all the humiliation that emanates
from His dependence on an imperfect mortal, called "Prophet," and also
the disrepute that springs from the faulty design of man, which requires
guidance.
3. The concept of Prophethood seeks to turn man, a rational being, into
a robot, which must be driven by faith; it is the exact opposite of
rationality. Thus, a thing becomes good or bad, not because experience
or wisdom proves it as such, but because God says so through His
Prophet!
4. According to the notion of Guidance, God's greatest passion is that
man must humiliate himself before the Almighty through a series of
rituals known as worship. He who is Almighty and All-independent
cannot be the lover of sycophancy, which worship really is; passion for
flattery is not a virtue but a vice; it is a trait of humanity, which, makes
people seek glory through enjoying entreaties and supplications of
lesser men. This is an attribute of Dominance-Urge associated with man,
who is impelled by it to usurp liberties of fellow men for looking great
through their self-humiliating praises, prayers and pathetic submissions.
God, the All-mighty and All-independent, is by definition, way above
these belittling drawbacks of personality.
5 . It is actually Prophet, the man, who uses the ruse of revelation
(Prophethood) to satisfy his Urge of Dominance. He pretends to be God's
servant but encourages his followers to treat him as the God, and thus,
God Himself slides into the background, leaving the entire field to the
Prophet, who acts as the sole medium of all the worldly and spiritual
fulfilments.
In fact, Prophethood is the gravest insult to the concept of Godhead. If
you read the Bible or the Koran, you will find that God is someone who
loves to be worshipped. He has such a childish and unstable disposition
that, if man humiliates himself by worshipping Him, He feels glad as if
someone were on top of the world but if man neglects Him, He becomes
miserable like a fish out of water. What kind of God is He, whose
pleasure and pain solely depend on man's attitude towards Himself?
If Prophethood was a true concept, it would be the greatest honour that
a man could achieve, and in that case he would have worked hard and
begged the Almighty for this dignity. Regrettably, the situation is quite
the opposite: it is God who is so desperate that He imposes this divine
distinction through threats and violence on a person who is most
reluctant to accept it. Frankly speaking, one is obliged to think that God
is extremely anxious for finding a Prophet, and the man awarded this
esteem, does so as a favour to the Almighty. What a pious blasphemy it
is!
The truth about the doctrine of Prophethood is that the man eager to
become a Prophet asserts that he has reluctantly accepted God's
commission to represent Him on earth. Since God cannot be seen or
contacted and speaks only through the Prophet, who is visible, the latter
becomes the Symbol of God like a statue, which ranks holy by virtue of
representing the divine power that lurks behind it. The Prophet wants
God as a figurative head only so that he himself must rank as the centre
of people's attention and adoration. Eventually, he elevates himself so
high that he looms as God's Superior. Showing God as threatening or
indirectly begging a particular man to accept the dignity of Prophethood
against his will, is an integral part of this ploy. Here are two examples to
explain this point:
a. According to the Biblical story (Exodus 3), Moses saw an angel in the
midst of a burning bush, which suffered no consumption despite the fact
that flames enveloped it. As he was amazed by this miraculous event, a
voice rose from the bush, and said, "I am the God of thy father, the God
of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob."
What did God want from Moses? He wanted him (Moses) to represent
Him among the Jews whom he brought out of Egypt where they had
suffered slavery of the worst kind. Moses' response is expressed by this
verse:
"O my Lord, I am not eloquent ... I am slow of
speech." ( Exodus 4: 10 )
Moses is apparently reluctant to accept the dignity of Prophethood on
the ground that he is a stammerer and therefore lacks the eloquence
needed for skilful performance of duty. The result of this unwillingness
was:
"And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses
....." ( Exodus 4: 14 )
Despite God's wrath, Moses does not yield until God appoints Aaron, the
Levite, as Moses' assistant to interpret his speeches and render other
relevant services! Could not God allot this function to some other man
more suited to the job? Why did it have to be Moses, who lacked the
necessary qualifications to be a missionary?
It is simply to exhibit God's desperation for Moses irrespective of his
weakness, and his (Moses) own importance in relation to God! In fact, it
is a subtle way of demonstrating a Prophet's superiority over God. See
this truth for yourself:
As a background to this episode, I may add that the Jews were originally
an idolatrous people. In the absence of Moses, they built the image of
Golden Calf and started worshipping it. Anger of Yahwe, the Jewish God,
flared up, and He wanted to kill them all:
"And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this
people, and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people."
( Exodus 32: 9 )
As God points out stubborness of the Jewish character, possibly with a
view to justifying the punishment that He intends to inflict upon them,
Moses enters into a battle of words with God and rebukes Him by
declaring:
"Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For
mischief did he (Yahwe) bring them out, to slay them
in the mountains, and to consume them from the face
of the earth? Turn from Thy fierce wrath, and
repent of this evil against Thy people."
( Exodus 32: 12 )
These are surely the most impolite words for a man to use about God,
especially in His presence. It is more than an altercation: it
demonstrates that Prophet is entitled to scold God with impunity.
In another episode (Numbers 14: 11-20), when the Jews denigrate the
Promised Land, Yahwe's wrath flares up. Moses rebukes the Almighty
once again to show the practical superiority of the Prophet over God,
though theoretically, he remains a servant of the Creator!
b. The story of the Prophet Muhammad, in essence, is very much the
same as that of Moses:
It is claimed that one day when Muhammad was meditating on the
mysteries of creation, an angel of God called "Gabriel," appeared before
him and said:
Read: in the name of thy Lord who createth.
Createth man from a clot.
Read: And it is thy Lord the Most bountiful
who teacheth pen,
Teacheth man that which he knew not.

As the Koran testifies to the fact, it was a written message from Allah,
otherwise, why would Gabriel tell Muhammad to "read in the name of
thy Lord?" In answer to this command, Muhammad told Gabriel that he
was illiterate and therefore, could not read the message. Hearing that,
the angel caught him by the throat and ordered him again to read.
Thrice the Prophet expressed his inability to read and thrice Gabriel
choked him!
One can clearly see how the dignity of God is being flouted by the man,
who afterwards fought many battles to be acknowledged as the prophet,
but here it is claimed:
1. God is so desperate for a Prophet that He uses violence to persuade
Muhammad, who does not want this dignity. Here, Muhammad holds the
upper hand!
2. Allah not only urgently needs a representative but He is extremely
desperate for this purpose because He settles for an illiterate person
knowing full well that a missionary must be literate.
3. The whole event cannot be anything but a fiction to slight Allah, who
claims to be All-knowing. How could He be All-knowing when He sends
Gabriel with a written message to Muhammad, who cannot read!
Long after "appointing" Muhammad as the Prophet, Allah realises that a
Prophet must be literate:
"We (Allah) shall make thee read (O Muhammad)
so that thou shall not forget."
(The Overwhelming, LXXXVIII: 6)
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* For further details of the event, see hadith no. 5591 of Mishkat, Vol. 3
p. 144-145.
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Obviously, Muhammad must have been taught by Allah how to read and
write (because reading and writing are one process) yet the Muslims,
against this Koranic evidence claim that Muhammad was illiterate!
Again, surah, The Clot, XCVI ("Read in the name of thy Lord") being the
first revelation, must have occurred right in the beginning of the Koran
but it is found almost at the end.
This disorder must not be found in the Book of God, yet the Muslims
believe that God's Word (Koran) cannot be changed! Surely, disorder can
be worse than forgery.
To continue the story, I may add that several traditions sprang up
regarding the first meeting of Muhammad with Gabriel. One of these
stories says that he was so upset by the Message of Prophethood that
he tried to commit suicide. Yet, he accepted it! How desperate Allah
must have been for someone to act as His Mouthpiece!
As stated earlier, when Muhammad was weak, he claimed to be a
servant of God but as he grew stronger, all the Koranic commands began
to be issued in the name of Allah and the Prophet conjointly until
Muhammad was able to reverse the whole doctrine by declaring that
"Allah along with His angels, prays peace to the Prophet i.e. worships
Muhammad."
What does a Prophet preach?
He advocates: God is One, who is Absolute: He does not include anyone
in His government, and the Prophet is His appointee and a servant.
This is the basis of monotheism i.e. there is only One God, who is
Absolute. The truth is that such a God does not have a real existence;
His being depends on the word of the prophet, who, as we have seen, is
just a mortal, subject to human weaknesses. The cause of God, would
have been served better if He were to show His face to mankind
frequently for assuring them that He is there. Since nobody has ever
seen Him, He either does not exist or is too Great to bother about what
people think of Him. It is obviously, the Prophet, who wants to be
glorified as God, and to be treated as such insists that his laws (which
he claims to be Divine) must be obeyed for ever because this is the
highest dignity, which raises a man (Prophet) to the status of God.
Again, as without exclusive power of law- making the Prophet cannot
sustain his Divine Eminence, absolutism becomes the essence of
Prophethood i.e. there is only One God, One * Prophet and One Law;
nobody has any right to make law, which defies the doctrine of
monotheism, and obedience to man-made law ( legislative or judicial )
ranks as idolatry. This is why monotheism is the fountain of absolute
monarchy and dictatorship, and wherever Christianity and Islam have
been dominant, this form of government has persisted. The most
dreadful dictators of the 20th century such as Hitler, Stalin and
Mussolini came from the Christian culture, which is no different from
Islam in this respect.
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* Of course, the Koran does say that people must believe in other
Prophets as well, but insists that they all belong to the past, and only
Muhammad is the Prophet of future, and it is only his laws that must be
obeyed.
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On the contrary, the nations that have practised polytheism, i.e. belief in
more than one God, come to believe in pluralism which serves as the
fountain of democracy i.e. the government of the people, which is totally
opposed to theocracy, the government of God, advocated by
monotheism or the doctrine of Prophethood. Thus, the former
represents man's natural instincts but the latter being the exponent of
dominance-urge, is a phenomenon of antihuman tendencies.
In a previous chapter, I have stated that a Prophet spreads his message
and enforces his laws to sustain his supernatural prestige. Again, the
stronger his nation, the greater the chances of his own elevation. This is
why prophethood becomes the source of nationalism, much viler than
Nazism. The Arab history provides a good illustration of this Prophetic
Nationalism, which is based on boundless Dominance-Urge of one man,
the Prophet, desperately needing the force of a strongly built nation to
perpetuate his glory in the name of God, who will reward his followers
with worldly riches and paradise studded with rivers of milk, honey and
wine, and inhabited by the most beautiful virgins and handsome boys.
The nationhood of such people is founded on racial superiority because
unless they feel exalted over other people, they cannot pronounce and
enforce the superiority of their Prophet over other nations - the sole
purpose of this exercise.
People of other nations, when they embrace Islam, come to be united
under the Arabian hegemony, and call themselves Umma or one nation.
What a self-deception it is! It is a self-deception because Muslims of
other countries are treated as foreigners in Arabia. They are not
considered as citizens of Hijaz (Arabia); neither they are allowed to buy
property there, nor permitted to run businesses independently. These
Muslims are complete foreigners in Arabia, subject to visa, passport and
all other laws governing the behaviour and obligations of the aliens. If
Islam was really based on true brotherhood of all Muslims, irrespective
of geographical boundaries, Mecca and Medina would have been
international cities (at least to all the Muslims); since quotations from
the address of the Prophet at the Last Pilgrimage do not measure up to
his pan-Islamic conduct, they must be forgeries like many hadilhs. Again,
it must be remembered that almost all his audience at that occasion
consisted of the Arabs, and therefore, whatever he said, related to the
Arabs only. This point becomes clear when we realise that Muhammad
laid the foundation of an Arab Empire in the name of Islam and not an
Islamic Empire. The foreign Muslims did not have top- level
representation in the government of Arabia during the times of
Muhammad himself. Neither did they enjoy any such privilege during the
heyday of the Arab political ascendancy, nor is there any legal precedent
to prove that a Muslim from any territory can become the President or
Prime Minister of an Arab country. On the contrary, a person of any race
and colour could become the head of the mighty Roman Empire. Yet the
Muslims claim the superiority of the Islamic system!
It may appear a digression but it is absolutely necessary to counter the
false Islamic propaganda of international brotherhood. In fact, so
complex is the nature of this issue that it requires a volume to clear the
air, but in this context, the present brevity will have to suffice.
The Prophetic Nationalism such as practised by the Arabs, is the most
loathsome, lethal and lowest form of racism and shall eventually bring
about the total destruction of the human race. The reason being that
such religions are based on the fanatical promotion of the deification of
their founders. All that serves this purpose is great, good and grand
irrespective of the means to achieve it. This is the reason that there is
no clear concept of vice and virtue in these religions. In the background
of all this, lurks the Prophetic claim to be better than all other Prophets,
leading to the national rivalries and their concomitant effects, which are
degrading, dreadful and destructive to mankind. Here are some facts to
prove this theory:
Let us first take the Jewish claim, which requires for better
understanding, some repitition of the already stated facts:
The Bible (Old Testament) declares:
"But My (God) covenant will I establish with Isaac,
(the ancestor of the Jews) which Sarah (the wife of
Abraham) shall bear unto thee (Abraham) ..."
(Genesis, 17: 21)
This statement is contradistinctive because it asserts superiority of the
Jews whereas Genesis 21: 13 declares inferiority of the Arabs, who
happen to be the children of Ishmael, borne by Hagar, the bondwoman
of Abraham's wife, Sarah:
"And also of the son of the bondwoman ( Ishmael )
will make a nation, because he is thy (Abraham's)
seed."
Here, the Old Testament has not referred to Ishmael as the son of
Abraham but a product of his semen. Again, it is a swear-word to call
someone the "son of a bondwoman." This demonstrates the Jewish
contempt of the Arabs.
To bolster the Jewish nationalism, their God declares them to be
superior to all nations:
"For thou (the Jews) art an holy people unto the Lord
thy God: the Lord thy God, hath chosen thee to be a
special people unto himself, above all people that are
upon the face of the earth." (Deuteronomy 7: 6)
To make the Jews the Superior race, their Lord taught them a novel
formula of ascendancy, that is, be rich. This is the reason that the Jews
have developed a sacred motto: "the richer, the godlier" i.e. the more
money one has, the closer to God one becomes!
This is why the Bible says:
"The Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure .....
and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt
lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow."
( Deuteronomy 28: 12 )
Money is power; in fact, a wealthy fool has usually proved better than a
wise pauper. This is the source and secret of the Jewish "superiority."
And this is what had lifted them above the Arabs before the advent of
Muhammad, who wanted to make his own people an exalted race.
The Jews having suffered the worst type of slavery in Egypt for over four
centuries, were just a socially disorganised rabble, and had no national
or cultural virtue. It was Moses, the Great, who welded them into a
proud nation through the marvel of his Prophethood, which only the
dynamic force of Muhammad could rival.
Besides the principle of money-making, he laid down the Law of Talion,
which was to become the guideline of the Jewish culture, lacking the
ideal of compassion and forgiveness. This law, stated in Exodus 21: 24-
26 demands that if someone hurts your eye, you must hurt his eye and if
someone breaks your tooth, you must break his tooth. This is the reason
that even a naturally kind Jew does not believe in forgiveness.
Realising that just blood ties were not strong enough to weld the Jews
into a nation, Moses wanted to find them a permanent home of their
own. So he declared that there waited for them the Promised Land,
which turned out to be Canaan (Palestine). To achieve this goal, he
trained them for forty years in a ruthless environment known as
"Wilderness" until they became a martial race. This Apostle of God,
setting aside all rules of tenderness, taught the Jews to be tough
towards other people. It is an irony of history that the Jews themselves
have been haunted by similar conditions of dread, dismay and
devastation that they inflicted on the Canaanites. One feels distraught
when one reads ( Deuteronomy Chapter 3 ) that as an act of obedience
to God, the Jews struck the Canaanites "with the edge of their swords"
to murder every man, woman and child including anything that
breathes: the extermination of the opponents had got to be utter and
complete. Further, Joshua 10: 28 gives a systematic account of the
planned destruction city by city. Even greater tragedy is the fact that
after a passage of 3000 years, the religious scruples have kept the old
racial hatred aflame and the war between the Jews and the Palestinians
is still as active as ever.
To understand the situation, one must realise that the Jews are a racial
group like any other nation, and, therefore, entitled to preserve their
national integrity through all possible means. Their religion has become
their personal affair and does not seek expansion through persistent
propaganda or persecution. Neither it advocates annihilation of the
Gentile on religious grounds nor it seeks abrasive international grouping
to create discord, distrust and destruction in the name of God or Moses
to promote the Jewish cause. I could have ignored the reference to
Judaism but the nature of the discussion does not permit it.
Prophethood, though considered a Middle Eastern tradition, is not a
Jewish invention; it is ascribed to Akhenaton (Amenhotep IV) of Egypt
(1379-1362 B.C.) but it is the Jews who perfected this device, and are
now paying for it. There is no historical evidence that the Arabs ever
awaited the advent of their own Prophet. This tradition had come to be
associated with the Jews only, but the genius of Muhammad spotted its
national and political potential, which resulted in his own Prophethood.
The Arabian Allah in His wisdom thought it fit to declare Muhammad as
the Best and the Last Prophet with the sole purpose of not only denying
this honour to any other human for good, but also bidding all the Jews
and Christians to renounce their faith and follow Muhammad! The worst
aspect of this episode is the Muslim belief that denying Muhammad as
the Last and the Greatest of all Prophets, is a legitimate *1 cause of war
against the infidels. This is a clear proof of the Prophetic jealousy and all
the evils that spring from it in the form of power-struggle, social
abrasion and international wars. Here is an example in relation to the
Arabs and the Jews:
Prophethood is essentially a form of extreme nationalism, which seeks
to raise the Prophet to the status of God in the guise of humanity.
However, to succeed, the device of Prophethood requires the force of a
strong nation for lifting the Prophet to the status of God, without ripping
off his robe of humanity. Hoisting the flag of racial superiority for
igniting the undying flame of national bigotry, hatred and jealousy is a
favourite, fruitful and frightening tool of prophethood. For sake of
convenience, I may once again quote the hadith which formed the
principle and practice of Muhammad's apostolic ministry:
"Of the two *2 tribes that God chose as the best were
the descendants of Ishmael and Isaac. God
*3 preferred the children of Ishmael (Arabs) to the
children of Isaac (the Jews). Then God created
Muhammad in the chosen tribe the *4 Quresh (the
descendants of Ishmael) and then he chose his family
as the best among the Quresh families and created
*5 Muhammad as the best of all men."
(Jame Tirmze, Vol. 2)
This hadith shows the racial nature and national aims of Prophethood.
Just consider the following points raised by this hadith:
*2 The Semitic race, mainly consisting of the Jews and the Arabs, is the
best in the world because they both are the Chosen tribes!
*3 However, God has preferred the Arabs to the Jews.

This is Muhammad's retort to the Biblical declaration that Ishmael, the


ancestor of the Arabs was a "bondwoman's son!" Again, the Bible says
that it was Isaac, who was offered as a sacrifice to God by Abraham but
the Koran negates it, and claims that it was Ishmael. Both are supposed
to be the Holy Books. Which one of them is telling the truth?
*4 The Quresh are the best tribe amongst the Arabs.
*5 His own family, the Banu Hashim are the best family, and he himself
(Muhammad) is the best of all people!

In view of the above facts, can anyone honestly say that Prophethood is
not the champion of extreme nationalism?
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*1 See hadith no. 284 (Muslim). It does not allow the Jews and Christians
to hold on to their faith. Jews and Christians are held as infidels by
Islam. Another hadith of Bokhari, Vol. one, declares it as the most sacred
duty of every Muslim lo fight the infidels until they embrace Islam. The
Koran openly confirms it in The Clear Sign XCVIII: 5 by classifying
"People of the Book" i.e. the Jews and Christians as unbelievers.
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Even more surprising is the staunch belief that Islam is the ambassador
of international brotherhood, and Muhammad is the humblest of men.
How could he be the humblest of men when he claimed to be the best of
mankind, especially when he rose to become the ruler of Arabia. Even
this is not the whole truth: he claimed that Allah and His angels
worshipped him, and so should do all believers, addressing him most
reverently!
It is to perpetuate his own superiority that he devised Islam and made it
a highly abrasive ideology based on a permanent conflict of Momin
(believer) and Kafir (unbeliever). Being rooted in faith, it is far more
destructive than the theory of Class struggle, which Karl Marx borrowed
from F. W. Hegel, who might have adapted it from the Koran.
To understand this point, one ought to ponder over the Islamic attitude
towards Jerusalem, which is not only the Holiest Jewish centre but also
the foundation-stone of the Jewish nationhood and all its traditions.
It appears that the prophet Muhammad originally dreamt of a Super
Semitic Nation, with the Arabs as the senior partners, and to achieve
this goal, he was willing to concede a good bit to the Jews:
1. He acknowledged that God had exalted the Jews over all the people.
(The Cow, II: 115)
2. He made Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, as the Leader of mankind
including the Arabs.
3. He also declared that Islam was not a new faith but the old Jewish
faith of Abraham.
4. However, his Master Stroke was the appointment of Jerusalem as the
Kibla of Islam i.e. the direction of prayers for all Muslims. It means that
all Muslims would pay the same adoration to Jerusalem as did the Jews
but there was one basic condition attached to it i.e. the Jews of Arabia
must embrace Islam, which in religious and national terms meant that
the Jews would follow the Koranic law and the Arab traditions instead of
the Torah and the Jewish practices. Circumstantial evidence suggests
that in all probability, Muhammad hoped that if the Arabian Jews
accepted him as the Last Messenger of God, the rest of the Jews in
diaspora would also follow suit, thus fulfilling his dream of the Super
Semitic Nation on his terms. Obviously, he was convinced of the Jewish
expertise that they had accumulated over the centuries. Further, Jesus
Christ was also a Jew, whose reverence had raised the holy status of
Jerusalem beyond imagination. Thus, this City of David, by becoming the
Muslim Kibla would raise the prestige of Muhammad, resulting in his
acceptance by both the Jews and Christians. It was a brilliant plan but its
success depended on the attitude of the Arabian Jews towards
Muhammad as the Prophet. To the utter sorrow of the Jews, they
stubbornly denied him, incurring the apostolic wrath not only for
themselves but also the entire Jewish race for all times. How?
As a result of their denial, the Prophet *changed his entire policy
towards the Jews, whom he had acknowledged to be the Exalted people:
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* "I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and
will not leave any but Muslims." (Hadith no. 4366, Muslim)
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"O believers, take not Jews and Christians
as friends, they are friends of each other,
whoso of you makes them as his friends
is one of them. God guides not the people
of the evildoers." (The Table, V: 55)
It appears that Muhammad thought of the Jews as the most formidable
foe, who could harm his religion and the country. Therefore, he was not
content with their extermination in Arabia, and desired their permanent
suppression by his followers during all ages. So, he adopted a stunning
hate-love policy towards Jerusalem to seal the Jewish fate:
"Turn thy (Muhammad) face towards the Holy
Mosque (Kaaba); and wherever you are, turn your
faces towards it." (The Cow, II: 135-140)
Thus, the Prophet Muhammad deprived Jerusalem of the dignity that he
had bestowed upon it: it was no more the Kibla of Islam. Why? Look at
the following verse:
"Those are they (the Jews) whom God has cursed;
he whom God has cursed,
thou will not find for him any helper
Or have a share in the kingdom?
If that is so, they do not give the people
a single date-spot ..." (Women, IV: 55)
It is difficult to interpret this verse on its own. However, it is clear from
it that the Jews are no longer a Blessed, but a Cursed people. The Koran
has given reason for this Divine change of heart, that is, they have not
believed in Muhammad. The meaning of this verse begins to amplify
itself when we consider this hadith:
"The last hour would not come unless the Muslims
fought and killed the Jews ... and until the Jews hid
themselves behind a stone or a wall would say:
'Muslims, the servants of Allah, there is a Jew behind
me, come and kill him."'
(Hadith no. 6985, Muslim, Vol. 4)
One should note that this hadith directs All Muslims, and not just the
Arabs, to kill the Jews, wherever they are found. The Jew-bashing in
Arabia and the immense hatred found against them in all the Islamic
sacred books and literature, has resulted in a strange but a very strong
belief among all Muslims throughout the world: they believe that the
Koran has forbidden return of the Jews to Jerusalem and form a
government of their own. Why should not the Jews return to Jerusalem?
Muhammad accomplished this feat through a stroke of sagacity, which
has no parallel in the world history. Look at the following:
"Glory be to Him (Allah), who carried His servant
(Muhammad) by night from the Holy Mosque
(Kaaba) to the Further Mosque (Jerusalem), the
precincts of which we have blessed ..."
(The Night Journey, XVII: I)
It is a reference to the Prophet's visit to Allah when on his way to seeing
the Almighty in person, he was taken to Jerusalem as a part of his holy
itinerary. Thus Jerusalem became a sacred place in the Islamic faith and
an integral part of its territory!
Frankly speaking, one should add that the appointment of Jerusalem as
the Muslim Kibla has nothing to do with spiritual affairs; it was simply a
political decision seeking a permanent foothold in the Jewish life. Look
at the following facts:
1. The change of Kibla took place at the repeated requests of
Muhammad because "We ( Allah ) have seen thee turning thy face about
in the heaven; now we shall surely turn thee to a direction (Kaaba) that
shall satisfy thee ( O Muhammad)." (The Cow, II: 137)
One should remember that Allah always acts as Muhammad desires!
Change of Kibla was Muhammad's decision that he imposed on Allah for
the benefit of the Arabs.
2. The Koran (2: 148) states that every nation has its own Kibla.
Therefore, the Arabs should have had their own Kibla right from the
beginning. The mere fact that they did not, demonstrates its political
nature.
3. Umar had a hand in the change of Kibla on national ground (hadith no.
5903 - Muslim). This great Arab nationalist was stabbed to death by a
Persian slave owing to his (Umar's) racial bias.
4. The Prophet had commanded his followers not to defecate, facing
Kaaba and Jerusalem because both ranked as Kibla. These instructions,
which were binding on every Muslim, were meant to show one's respect
to the holiness of these places. However, the Prophet himself ignored it
in respect of Jerusalem:
"Narrated 'Abdullah bin Umar: People say whenever you sit for
answering the call of nature, you should not face the Kibla or Bait-i-
Muqaddis (Jerusalem). I told them, "Once I went up the roof of our house
and I saw Allah's Messenger (Muhammad) answering the call of nature
while sitting on two bricks facing Bait-ul- Muqaddas (Jerusalem) but
there was a screen covering him.'" (Bokhari, 147 Vol. I)
Muhammad's act clearly demonstrates that he did not have genuine
respect for Jerusalem: it was just a political convenience to him. It is
further confirmed by the fact that twice a year (during Shabaan and
Zwilhajj) Kaaba, the Arabian Kibla, receives a highly reverential
treatment when it is washed with gallons of rose-scent and Zamzam
water and is honoured with a change of new covering every year, but
nothing of the sort takes place in regard to the Bait-ul- Muqaddas
( Jerusalem ) !
Against this Islamic background, one must look at the Jewish attitude
towards Jerusalem to realise the possibility of a most horrendous clash,
which may sound the death-knell of human civilisation.
Diaspora, that is, dispersal of the Jews from their homeland, first
resulted from the Babylonian Exile of 586 B.C. What Muhammad did
twelve centuries later, only fractionally added to it, and does not strictly
come within this category. Though the Jews came to be settled in Persia,
Spain and many countries of the West, it has been the burning desire of
the Diaspora Jewry to return home despite the fact that they did very
well in the foreign lands. Returning home i.e. to Jerusalem became, not
only a fervent desire but an integral part of the Jewish faith. This is what
led to the formation of the Zionist Movement, which sought to achieve
this goal. While this forms the greatest triumph for the Jews, it strikes at
the Islamic precept of No-Return, which the Muslim Zealots have so
painfully forged over the centuries to keep the Jews out of their
Motherland. Returning of the Jews to Israel may just be a historical
event to the world but for the Muslims it is a tragedy of immense
proportions because it strikes at the root of the Islamic traditions which
hold that the Jews have been cursed by Allah and, as a result, shall not
be allowed to return to Jerusalem and form a government of their own.
Bearing this Islamic doctrine in mind, one can realise why the Prophet
Muhammad wanted to lay a spiritual claim on Jerusalem as a part of the
Islamic faith despite having no real reverence for it. Obviously, it was a
political ploy to interfere with the Jewish history.
To stress the enormity of the situation, I must add that there is no
Judaism without Jerusalem. This fact is borne out by the concept of
Diaspora, which describes the religious, eschatological, philosophical
and political concerns of the Jewish people. It means that the Land of
Israel (and Judah) has been given to the Jews as a fulfilment of the
Divine Promise, and returning to it is a part of the messianic hope. Here,
one can see the most devastating conflict between the Jewish faith and
the Islamic Law of No-Return. And who is responsible for the lethal
strife? It is the doctrine of Prophethood, which enables a person to
realise the dictates of his super ego in the name of a supernatural
Power, termed as God. Here the clash is between two Prophets - Moses
and Muhammad. Who was right? - Moses, who claimed that Israel is the
Land promised to the Jews by God, and therefore, it is exclusively theirs
- or is it Muhammad who asserts that the Jews have been cursed by God
for not believing in his prophethood, and as a result, shall not be
allowed to return to Israel and form their own government?
The fact, as we see is, that the Jews have returned to Israel for the last
fifty years and have beel able to form a government of their own. While
it gives them a lot of satisfaction, it has hurt the Muslims badly and they
desperately want to restore the dignity of the Islamic faith by expelling
the Jews from Israel, which they claim to be their First Kibla. To prove
the Koran right, the Muslims are determined to exterminate the Jews in
Israel.
In fact, Muhammad's eternal desire to humiliate the Jews is rooted in his
national tendencies. He abhorred the Jews, not only because he thought
of them as the rivals to the Arabs, but also because he could not swallow
their claim of racial superiority based on the choice of God; the Jewish
claim to be the only legitimate descendants of Abraham has proved
highly provocative to the Arab ego, fathered by Ishmael; mundane
success of the Jews is another cause of envy.
To remedy this situation, the Prophet not only declared the Arabs as
racially superior to the Jews but also checked their historical progress by
laying a perpetual claim on Jerusalem. He must have realised that the
Arabs on their own might not be able to stop the Jewish march to glory,
and therefore, he put the weight of Islamic Imperialism behind the
Arabs.
This stratagem expresses the political vision and patriotic sincerity of
the Prophet Muhammad. As already described, Muhammad projected
himself to be the Behavioural Model ( 33:20) not only for the Arabs but
all Muslims irrespective of where they come from. It means, to qualify
for paradise, a Muslim must copy the Prophet in all details such as
eating, drinking, talking, walking, thinking and acting. Thus, a true
Muslim must hate the Jews as did the Prophet.
Here one can see the nature of Islam, as the Arab Imperialism. This is a
specially devised faith to serve the national interest of Arabia - subtlety
being its key-word. During the heyday of the British, if there was a
political upheaval in a certain part of the Empire, the government had to
mobilise armed forces from other territories to restore the situation. But
the unique form of Arab Imperialism that the Prophet invented, does not
depend on armies; the Muslims of non-Arab origin have been so
thoroughly brainwashed that they hate the Jews as their religious duty
and shall be happy to join any campaign of Jew-bashing of their own free
will and at their own expense. The fact that most Muslim countries have
still not recognised Israel, is a product of these religious tendencies.
Over the last fifty years, the Israelis have fought several wars against
the Arabs and are still on permanent alert against them, particularly,
and the world of Islam, generally. It is usually believed that the
American oil interest is the real cause of political instability in the
Middle East, and some go as far as to claim that the Jews have been
planted there by the West for this reason. This is a sheer nonsense
because the Americans and the Western nations buy oil from the Arab
countries at the internationally fixed prices as set by the free economic
forces. The truth is the other way round: if the Americans and Europeans
did not buy oil from Arabia, she would run into dire economic conditions.
The real cause of trouble is the clash of the two Prophets - Moses and
Muhammad: the Jews want to feel secure in their Promised Land and the
Arabs, believing the Jewish return against the precepts of Islam,
desperately want to uphold the dignity of their faith by drowning all
Jews in the sea of Galilee. The Arabs have been tremendously helped by
their Islamic Imperialism and the Jews have been lucky (so far) to defend
themselves with the help of the West.
How long can the Jews stand up to the Arabs and their one billion
followers? When they find it impossible to survive through political
means, that will be the saddest moment not only for them and the
Arabs, but also the entire human race. The Jews, who believe in the Law
of Talion, shall not go down quietly. To demonstrate their hatred of
Islam, they will turn Mecca and Medina into Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
thus mobilising the spirit of Islamic Jehad, which is a practical
demonstration of Allah's "terrible retribution" (The Cow, II: 205). It will
create a state of war throughout the world.
What I have said above is not a wild guess but a calculation based on
Arab-Jewish antagonism that has persisted over the centuries. The cause
of this perpetual strife is not the Jewish religion because a Jew is
someone, who is racially Jew, and not just a follower of the Jewish
religion. Again, he is not dedicated to propagating his religion for
gaining converts, though the doors of a synagogue are open to those,
who want to embrace this faith of their own free will. It is the seeker,
who has to prove his genuineness for admission.
On the contrary, Allah has made it obligatory for all humans to embrace
Islam; those who refuse to accept it, qualify as the "Satan's Party" and
must be eliminated by the Muslims, who rank as "Allah's Party."
Rejection of Islam is the most heinous crime that one can imagine, and
for this reason one is liable to a terrible punishment: Allah Himself
declares was on infidels and legitimises the most despicable acts such
as murder, rape, arson and enslavement of non-Muslims, when they are
committed to spread Islam. This is called "Jehad," the Holy War. The
West tasted its Holiness for four hundred years in the form of the
Crusades, which reduced the European population to half of its normal
size.
This Islamic attitude is at its worst towards the Jews. Any Muslim, who
can kill a Jew is sure to win a seat in paradise. Realising this fact, some
Islamic countries have made Jew-bashing as the cornerstone of their
foreign policy with a view to winning leadership of the Muslim world.
This is what makes Israel wary of the Muslim lands and they have to
watch their economic and military progress. History has recorded that
Israel launched an air raid against Iraq in 1981 to destroy its nuclear
reactor at Osirak. It was considered an unprovoked attack by the Muslim
world. Apparently, it was so, but in view of the above mentioned facts, it
was not.
As a humanist, I must emphasise, once again, that man is intellectually
and morally too great to need guidance of any supernatural agency.
Thus, Prophethood or Revelation, being a political device, is the source
of primitiveness and destruction to humankind, and these remarks
equally apply to both the Koran and the Bible. These books are highly
self- contradictory. Therefore, instead of leading, they mislead people.
Take for example, the Islamic Law of No-Return in relation to the Jews.
The Koran in The Table, V: 20-25 contravenes itself:
"And when Moses said to his people, 'O, my people,
remember God's blessings upon you .... When He
gave you such as He had not given to any being.'"
"O, my people, enter the Holy Land, which God has
prescribed for you, and turn not back in your
traces...."
" They said, 'Moses, there are people in it, very
arrogant; we will not enter it until they depart from
it; if they depart from it, then we will enter.' Said,
two men of those that feared God whom God had
blessed, 'Enter against them ... when you enter it,
you will be victors.'"

In a nutshell, it means that Palestine i.e. Israel (and Judah) is the Holy
Land that has been prescribed for the Jews by Allah, who has assured
them victory in the struggle.
Today, due to the enormity of weapons, Israel is not just an Arab-Jewish
affair because it may involve the survival of mankind. Since this clash is
a product of the prophetic rivalries, one can clearly see that
Prophethood has nothing to do with guidance; it is simply a political
doctrine, which especially, exposes the reality of Islam as the tool of
Arab Imperialism owing to its active role in the international field as well
as its dictatorial part in the internal affairs of every Muslim country.

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